Lundin Confirms Avaldsnes Extension

Lundin Petroleum confirms the 16/3-4 appraisal well proves the Avaldsnes field extends to the southeast of the 16/2-6 discovery well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The operator successfully tested the well and performed a comprehensive logging and coring program.

Lundin discovered Avaldsnes through the 16/2-6 well in 2010; and the recently drilled appraisal well proved an oil column of 44 feet (13.5 meters) in excellent quality sandstone of Jurassic age. A high net-to-gross resulted in net pay at the appraisal location in excess of that at the discovery well. The gathered data confirms excellent reservoir properties, with average porosity of about 30% and multi-Darcy permeability. The well flowed at a rate of 5,500 boepd through a restricted choke size of 60/64 inch.

Lundin will now sidetrack the well to confirm the lateral continuity of the reservoir towards the west. The well will then be plugged and abandoned after it reaches a total depth of 6,627 feet (2,020 meters). Drilling of the second appraisal well will take place shortly using the Bredford Dolphin seimsub. Avaldsnes is located on Block 16/2 in 377 feet (115 meters) of water. Lundin Petroleum operates the discovery with a 40% interest; Statoil with 40%; and Maersk with the remaining interest.  

continue reading the full article

SubseaIQ provides focused, in-depth coverage of offshore field development activities around the world, with daily updates on hundreds of offshore fields and facilities. Click here to sign up for the free weekly email newsletter.
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit