Lundin Strikes Again at Johan Sverdrup

Lundin Petroleum AB announced that the sidetrack 16/2-11A of the appraisal well 16/2-11 has confirmed good quality in Upper and Middle Jurassic reservoir. The well was drilled approximately 2.05 miles (3.3 kilometers) southwest of the discovery well 16/2-6 and 2,493 feet (760 meters) north east of the 16/2-11 appraisal well. The Johan Sverdrup field is located in licences PL501 and PL265 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

The sidetrack well (16/2-11A) encountered a gross reservoir column of approximately 167 feet (51 meters) of which 115 feet (35 meters) was above the oil water contact. The oil water contact was established and in line with other wells in PL501. A comprehensive coring and logging programme has been performed which confirmed the good reservoir properties in the appraisal well 16/2-11.

The total depth of the sidetrack was 7,759 feet (2,365 meters). The wells will be plugged and abandoned.

"We are very pleased with the results of the sidetrack which are in line with our pre drill expectations. The well confirmed excellent reservoir qualities and encountered the Upper Jurassic reservoir at the expected depth," commented President and CEO of Lundin Petroleum Ashley Heppenstall. 

Lundin Petroleum is using the drilling rig Bredford Dolphin (mid-water semisub) which will now move to PL519 to drill the Albert exploration prospect operated by Lundin Petroleum.

Lundin Norway AS is the operator of PL501 with 40 percent interest. Partners are Statoil Petroleum AS with 40 percent interest and Maersk Oil Norway AS with 20 percent interest. 


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