Johan Sverdrup PL265 Appraisal Wells 16/2-19 and 16/2-19A Completed
Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), announces that the Johan Sverdrup appraisal well 16/2-19 found 6 metres of good quality oil filled sandstone of lower Jurassic/upper Triassic age in the Geitungen area in the north eastern part of the Johan Sverdrup discovery. Well 16/2-19A was drilled as a side-track approximately 1,000 metres towards south west finding 13 metres gross of low to excellent quality upper Jurassic sandstone in a more central position within the Geitungen area. The Johan Sverdrup field is located in PL501, PL265 and PL502 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
Appraisal well 16/2-19 was drilled approximately 2.1 kilometres north of appraisal well 16/2-12 and 3.2 kilometres south east of appraisal well 16/2-9S, both in PL265. The purpose of the well was to investigate the Jurassic presence, reservoir thickness, quality and distribution on the north-eastern edge of Johan Sverdrup discovery. The well found 12 metres of upper Jurassic spiculitic silty sandstone with no reservoir quality and 6 metres of good quality sandstone of most likely lower Jurassic/upper Triassic age. Fluid sampling indicates an oil water-contact approximately at 1927-1929 metres below sea level. These sediments are resting on a 37 metre sequence of low/non quality sediments of most likely Triassic Permian age before entering granitic basement.
Well 16/2-19A was drilled as a side-track approximately 1,000 metres south west of the main well, with objectives to investigate the presence of upper Jurassic Draupne high quality reservoir sandstone in a more central position within the Geitungen area. The well found 10 metres of oil filled low to medium quality upper Jurassic spiculitic silty sandstone above an oil filled 3 metre sandstone of excellent quality, most likely Draupne sandstone facies, of upper Jurassic age. These sediments are resting on a 20 metre sequence of non reservoir quality carbonate and sandstone, most likely Permian age, before entering granitic basement. No oil water contact was established.
Wells 16/2-19 and 16/2-19A were drilled using the semi submersible drilling rig Ocean Vanguard which will continue to drill a shallow gas pilot hole within PL265.
Lundin Norway has a 10 percent interest in PL265 with Statoil Petroleum as the operator with 40 percent interest. The partners are Petoro with 30 percent interest and Det Norske Oljeselskap with 20 percent interest.