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Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announces dry well northeast of the Sleipner ost field in the North Sea

STAVANGER -- Lundin Norway, operator of production licence 544, has completed drilling of wildcat well 16/4-7. The well was drilled about 0.5 km west of the well 16/4-4 and about 15 km northeast of the Sleipner ost field in the central part of the North Sea.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Jurassic and Triassic reservoir rocks (Hugin and Skagerrak formations). The well encountered an 45 m thick Hugin formation and 50 m thick Skagerrak formation in Upper Triassic, both with very good reservoir properties. The well is dry.

Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. The well is the first exploration well in production licence 544. The licence was awarded in APA 2009.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2600 m below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Skagerrak formation in Triassic. The water depth is 91 m. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 16/4-7 was drilled by the Bredford Dolhpin drilling facility which will now proceed to the oil discovery 16/2-6 Johan Sverdrup in production licence 501 in the central part of the North Sea to drill appraisal well 16/5-4, where Lundin is the operator.



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