The company and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said pressure data on the wells in PL 609 indicate communication with Alta discovery well 7220/11-1.
Lundin said it “will likely drill up to two further appraisal wells in 2016, in addition to reentering the latest appraisal well” for a production test.
NPD said well 7220/11-3 encountered a 75-m gas column and the upper part of an oil column. Lundin said the well encountered a 120-m hydrocarbon-bearing interval, of which 45 m is oil. Both said the well was plugged due to “technical challenges.”
Sidetrack 7220/11-3A was drilled 400 m southeast. It encountered a 74-m column, 30 m gas and 44 m oil, and was temporarily plugged.
The 7220/11-3 and 7220/11-3A wells were drilled to measured depths of 1,926 m and 2,105 m, respectively, and respective vertical depths of 1,925 m and 1,962 m subsea. Water depth is 397 m.
They were drilled about 4 km south of the Alta discovery well and 3 km northeast of appraisal wells 7220/11-2 and 7220/11-2A (OGJ Online, June 12, 2015).
The Island Innovator drilled the wells and will now drill wildcat 7220/6-2 in the northern part of PL 609.
Partnership interests are Lundin 40%, DEA Norge AS 30%, and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS 30%.