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21/09/2009 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 363, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/5-6.
The well has been drilled about 15 kilometres northeast of the Heimdal field in the central North Sea.
The primary target of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Paleocene reservoir rocks (the Hermod formation). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Upper Eocene reservoir rocks. The well was dry. The primary target encountered reservoir rocks of expected thickness and with very good reservoir qualities. In the secondary target, reservoir rocks with little thickness and of poor reservoir quality were encountered, as expected.
The well is the first exploration well in production licence 363. The licence was awarded on 6 January 2006 (APA 2005). The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2446 metres below sea level and terminated in the Lista formation in strata from the Upper Paleocene. Water depth at the site is 118 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 25/5-6 was drilled by the drilling facility Transocean Winner, which will now proceed to production licence 338 in the central North Sea where the operator Lundin Norway AS will reopen wildcat well 16/1-8 for formation testing.
Contact in the NPD
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51 87 61 00