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The Island Innovator drilling rig. Image courtesy of Island Drilling.

Lundin Petroleum drilled dry Tuesday at its wildcat well 25/10-12S, the company’s first well at offshore Norway license PL625.

The well investigated the hydrocarbon potential of the Kopervik prospect in PL625, located 108 miles west of Haugesund on the Norwegian west coast about 12 miles northwest of the Johan Sverdrup discovery.

The main objective of well 25/10-12S was to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of the Upper and Middle Jurassic Sandstones in the Kopervik sub-basin.

The well was drilled by the Island Innovator drilling rig to a total depth of 8,333 feet below mean sea level and was terminated in sediments of Triassic age.

The well encountered Hugin Fm sandstones with “very good” reservoir quality and “poorer” developed sands in the Draupne Fm, Sweden-based Lundin said.

Oil shows were observed in cores.

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

After completion the drilling rig will continue to the Lundin Norway operated PL674BS to drill the Zulu prospect.

Lundin Norway operates and holds a 40 percent working interest in PL625.

Germany-based Bayerngas, Norway-based Maersk Oil and Norway-based Petoro each hold a 20 percent working interest in the license.