17/10/2014 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 631, has completed drilling of wildcat well 33/12-10 S. The well is dry.
The well was drilled about 150 kilometres west of Florø, between the Statfjord and Gullfaks fields in the northern North Sea.
The primary and secondary exploration targets for the well were to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Late Jurassic (intra Draupne formation sandstone) and Eocene periods, (Hordaland group), respectively.
Well 33/12-10 S did not encounter a reservoir in the Draupne formation. In the Hordaland group, the well encountered about 35 metres of very good quality reservoir sandstone. Neither of the reservoirs showed traces of petroleum. The well is dry.
Comprehensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.
This well is the first exploration well in production licence 631, awarded in APA 2011.
The well was drilled to a measured depth of 3072 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Heather formation from the Late Jurassic.
Water depth at the site is 140 metres. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 33/12-10 S was drilled by the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility, which will now move to the Norwegian Sea to drill wildcat well 6405/12-1 in production licence 584, with Lundin Norway AS as operator.
Contact in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51 87 61 00