Lundin Norway Makes Non-Commercial Gas Discovery

Lundin Norway AS announced Wednesday that it has completed the drilling of exploration well 7219/12-2 on the Hufsa prospect, in PL533, in the southern Barents Sea. A non-commercial gas discovery was made in the main well.

The main objective of the well was to prove oil in Jurassic and Triassic sandstone reservoirs. The main well, 7219/12-2S, encountered a 22 metre gas column, although no hydrocarbons were encountered in the sidetrack 7219/12-2A.

Extensive data acquisition and sampling have already been carried out, including coring, logging and sampling of gas from wireline tools.

The well was drilled with the semi-submersible drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson, which, after completion, will proceed to drill the Hurri prospect, also located in PL533.

Lundin Norway is the operator of PL533 with a 35 percent working interest. The partners are Aker BP with 35 percent and DEA Norge with 30 percent.


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