The Bredford Dolphin rig. Image courtesy of the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.

Lundin Petroleum drilled dry Tuesday at its Lindarormen prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, completed the drilling of wildcat well 6405/12-1 on PL584.

The well investigated the hydrocarbon potential of the Lindarormen prospect, located 93 miles northwest of Kristiansund on the Norwegian coast and about 50 miles northeast of the Ormen Lange field.

The main objective of well 6405/12-1 was to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of the Paleocene sandstones in the Rås Basin.

No reservoir sandstones were encountered in the primary objective, Lundin said.

Shaly sandstones with “poor” reservoir quality but with high gas readings were encountered in the Late Cretaceous Shetland group.

The well is now being plugged and abandoned as a dry hole.

Well 6405/12-1 was drilled to total depth of 10,843 feet below mean sea level using the drilling rig Bredford Dolphin.

Sweden-based Lundin is the operator of the well and has a 60 percent working interest in PL584.

Norway-based Bayerngas Norge holds a 40 percent working interest in the license.


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