Drilling starts at Gemini offshore Norway

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The semisubmersible Island Innovator has spudded a well on the Gemini prospect in the central Norwegian North Sea for operator Lundin Norway.

Well 16/1-24 in PL338C, 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of the Edvard Grieg field, will test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of lower Paleocene sandstones of the Ty formation.

Lundin assesses prospective resources at 93 MMboe.

Drilling could last 40 days, with a planned TD of 2,192 m (7,191 ft) below mean sea level.


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