Lundin's Kopervik Well Turns Out Dry

Sweden's Lundin Petroleum reported Tuesday that its Kopervik exploration well, offshore Norway has turned out dry.

Lundin said the wildcat well (25/10-12S) – located some 110 miles west of Haugesund on the Norwegian west coast and approximately 13 miles northwest of the Johan Sverdrup discovery – investigated the hydrocarbon potential of the Kopervik prospect on production license 625. Its main objective was to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of Upper and Middle Jurassic sandstones in the Kopervik sub-basin.

Although the well encountered Hugin formation sandstones with "very good reservoir quality", and oil shows were observed in core samples, the well is being plugged and abandoned as a dry hole.

The well was drilled by the Island Innovator (mid-water semisub) rig to a total depth of 8,333 feet below mean sea level. It will now continue to the Lundin Norway-operated production license PL674BS to drill the Zulu prospect. 

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