Lundin Energy drills dry well on Polmak prospect in Barents Sea

first_imgThe well showed indications of hydrocarbons in a 9 meter interval in poor quality reservoir in the targeted formation Lundin Energy is the operator of the Polmak prospect.(Credit: Lundin Energy.) Lundin Energy Norway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Energy, has announced the completion of exploration well on the Polmak prospect in the southern Barents Sea.The main objective of drilling the exploration well 7221/4-1 was to prove the presence of hydrocarbons in Triassic aged sandstones within the Kobbe formation of the Polmak prospect.According to the company, the well showed indications of hydrocarbons in a 9 meter interval in poor quality reservoir in the targeted formation.The exploration well 7221/4-1, which targeted the Polmak prospect in licences PL609 and PL1027, has been classified as dry.West Bollsta drilling rig drilled the exploration well 7221/4-1The West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig has drilled the exploration well 7221/4-1, 30km east of the Johan Castberg discovery.With 47.51% of working interest, Lundin Energy is the operator of the Polmak prospect.The partners include Wintershall DEA Norge with 25% stake, INPEX Norge with 10% interest, DNO Norge owning 10% and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge with 7.5% working stake.The West Bollsta drilling rig will now be moved to drill the Lundin Energy operated Bask prospect in licence PL533B.The exploration well 7219/11-1 will target the Paleocene aged sandstones which are expected to contain gross un-risked prospective resources of approximately 250 million barrels of oil (MMbo).Lundin Energy holds 40% working stake in the Bask prospect and its partners include Aker BP with 35% and Wintershall DEA with 25% stake.Recently, the company has secured drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for well 16/4-12 in production licence 981.The well 16/4-12 will be drilled about 1km west of the 16/4-6 S Solveig oil discovery, with the West Bollsta drilling facility.last_img

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