16/4-6 S

06/05/2013 Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 359, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 16/4-6 S. The well proved oil.

The well was drilled about 15 km south of the Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea, and 200 km west of Stavanger.

The primary objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper to Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks, with additional possibilities in older rocks. The well encountered a gross oil column of about 45 metres in Jurassic to Triassic reservoir rocks, about 30 metres of which were of good quality. The oil/water contact was encountered 1950 metres below the sea surface. The oil is saturated and is in contact with a thin gas zone at the top of the reservoir. The entire reservoir, including the water zone, consists of sandstones about 280 metres thick.

Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery, which constitutes the southern part of the prospect, at between 4 and 19 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable oil equivalents. Additional appraisal wells will be needed to determine the size of the discovery.

Extensive data acquisition and sampling were carried out. A successful formation test was performed. The production rate was 325 Sm3 oil per flow day through a 48/64-inch nozzle. The test showed good flow properties. The gas/oil ratio is 180 Sm3/Sm3.

This is the second exploration well drilled in production licence 359. The licence was awarded in APA 2005. Well 16/4-6 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 2188 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in Triassic rocks. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned. The water depth is 101 metres.

The well was drilled by the Bredford Dolphin, which will now drill appraisal well 16/2-21 on the Johan Sverdrup field in production licence 501, where Lundin Norway AS is the operator.

Contact in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51 87 61 00


Map - Download pdf

Updated: 06/05/2013

Latest news

Production figures December 2021
20/01/2022 Preliminary production figures for December 2021 show an average daily production of 2 108 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate
APA 2021: 28 companies offered ownership interests
18/01/2022 18 January 2022, 28 companies have received offers of ownership interests in a total of 53 production licences on the Norwegian Shelf in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2021.
Dry well east of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea – 6306/9-1
17/01/2022 Lundin Energy Norway AS, operator of production licence 886, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6306/9-1.
Record-high revenues from the Norwegian shelf
13/01/2022 The combination of high production of oil and gas from a total of 94 fields, significant demand and high commodity prices led to a historically high level on the State's export revenues from petroleum. Much of this is due to record-high gas prices.
Follow the livestream of The Shelf 2021
12/01/2022 Thursday, 13 January 2022 from 10:00 Director General Ingrid Sølvberg gives a summary of the Shelf in 2021.
Oil discovery near the Fram field in the North Sea – 35/10-7 S and 35/10-7 A
07/01/2022 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 630, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 35/10-7 S and appraisal well 35/10-7 A.
Drilling permit for wells 25/2-23 S, 25/2-23 A and 25/2-23 B
28/12/2021 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for wells 25/2-23 S, 25/2-23 A and 25/2-23 B, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Smarter use of data can increase value creation
21/12/2021 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has taken an initiative to discuss with the industry which steps can be taken to increase value creation through better use of data.
Production figures November 2021
21/12/2021 Preliminary production figures for November 2021 show an average daily production of 1 999 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
Five companies want to store CO2
16/12/2021 The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received applications from five companies in connection with the announcement of two areas associated with injection and storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf.