Lundin Petroleum completes drilling of Børselv exploration well


STOCKHOLM -- Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lundin Norway AS, has completed drilling of exploration well 7220/6-3 on the Børselv prospect in PL609 on the Loppa High in the southern Barents Sea. The well was dry.

The main objective of the well was to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of Permian-Carboniferous carbonate reservoirs.

The well encountered a 380-m thick sequence of carbonates with medium to poor reservoir quality. Oil shows were found, but the reservoir was water bearing.

Extensive data acquisition was carried out in the reservoir, including conventional coring.

The well was drilled with the semisubmersible drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson to a total depth of 1,275 m below mean sea level and in a water depth of 450 m. The drilling rig will now proceed to drill the Hufsa prospect in PL533.

Lundin Norway is the operator of PL609 with a 40% working interest. The partners are DEA Norge AS and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS with 30% working interest each.  

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