Lundin Petroleum AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, announced that drilling of exploration well 7220/11-1 in PL609 has commenced.
The well will target the Alta prospect, which is located approximately 20 km northeast of the Gohta discovery in the Barents Sea.
The main objective of well 7220/11-1 is to prove the presence of hydrocarbons in sandstones of Triassic age in addition to carbonates of Permo-Carboniferous age. Lundin Petroleum estimates the Alta prospect to have the potential to contain unrisked, gross prospective resources of 261 million boe.
The planned total depth is 2393 m below mean sea level and the well will be drilled using the drilling rig Island Innovator. Drilling is expected to take approximately 60 days.
Lundin Norway holds 40% interest in PL609. Partners are RWE Dea Norge and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge with 30% each.
Image courtesy of Lundin Petroleum.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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