Lundin Norway AS will test Jurassic-Triassic sandstone with an exploratory well on the Luno II North prospect about 15 km south of Edvard Grieg oil and gas field under development in the Norwegian North Sea.
The 16/4-9S well location is in PL359 northwest of the 2013 Luno II discovery, which the company says probably is commercial (OGJ Online, May 6, 2013).
Lundin describes the Luno II structure, including the Luno II North prospect, as a combined stratigraphic and structural trap with the target strata deposited in a fluvial-alluvial setting.
The prospect is on the west flank of the Utsira High feature in a separate subbasin north of the Central basin in which the Luno II discovery was made. Water depth in the area is about 100 m.
The Bredford Dolphin semisubmersible rig will drill the 16/4-9S well to 2,490 below mean seal level.
Lundin Norway operates PL359 with a 50% working interest. OMV (Norge) AS holds 20%, and Wintershall Norge AS and Statoil Petroleum AS hold 15% each.