Lundin drilling again in Edvard Grieg area offshore Norway

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The semisubmersible Island Innovator has spudded Lundin Petroleum’s latest exploratory well in the Edvard Grieg area of the central Norwegian North Sea.

Well 16/4-10 is targeting the Fosen prospect in license PL 544, 27 km (16.8 mi) south of the Edvard Grieg field and 11 km (6.8 mi) south of Lundin’s Luno II discovery on the Utsira High.

Fosen is on the southern flank of the Utsira High, west of the South Viking Graben. The main aims of the well are to test the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties at Jurassic sandstone level.

Lundin estimates potential resources at 192 MMboe. Drilling is expected to last roughly 50 days, with a planned TD of 2,500 m (8,202 ft).

Offshore East Malaysia, the jackup West Prospero has P&A’d the company’s well on the Bambazon prospect in block SB307/SB308.

The well encountered around 15 m (49 ft) of net logged reservoir pay with oil shows over three main reservoir intervals.


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