Published On: Fri, Nov 20th, 2020

Lundin Energy hits dry well in PL 609, east of Johan Castberg field

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Energy failed to find any hydrocarbons following the drilling of wildcat well 7221/4-1, nearly 30kms east of the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea.

The exploratory well was drilled in production licence 609 (PL 609) as a shared well with another production licence 1027 in a water depth of 370 metres. Lundin Energy Norway is the operator of both the blocks.

The wildcat well was drilled by the West Bollsta drilling rig, nearly 12km east of the 7220/6-2 R (Neiden) oil and discovery.

Drilled to a vertical depth of 1537 metres below sea level, the wildcat well was terminated in carbonate-bearing rocks from the Late Permian Age.

Well 7221/4-1 having been classified as a dry well will be now permanently plugged and abandoned.

The West Bollsta drilling rig will now spud wildcat well 7219/11-1 in production licence 533 B, which is also operated by Lundin Energy Norway.

Map showing location of wildcat well 7221/4-1 in the Barents Sea.

Map showing location of wildcat well 7221/4-1 in the Barents Sea. Map courtesy of Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

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