Lundin Norway said Thursday that it made an “uncommercial” discovery at its wildcat well 33/2-2 S in the Norwegian North Sea.
The well investigated the hydrocarbon potential of the Morkel prospect in the Lundin operated production license 579, located 111 miles west of Florø and about 24 miles northwest of the Snorre field, Sweden-based Lundin said.
The main objective of well 33/2-2 S was to test the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties of the Pre-Cretaceous section on the eastern flank of the Mackerel Horst.
Lundin said the well encountered oil over an interval of about 567 feet, “in what was presumably the Triassic Lunde formation, with heterolithic sandstones with poor reservoir quality.”
Well 33/2-2 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 11,476 feet below the sea surface in water depths of about 1,115 feet.
The well was terminated in sandstone and shale, presumably belonging to the Alke formation in the Triassic, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Extensive data acquisition and sampling was carried out, including conventional coring, sampling and a production test through a drill stem test (DST).
The DST was performed in the oil zone, producing at a rate of 428 barrels of oil per day through a 24/64″ choke, Lundin said.
According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, no recoverable resources have been estimated at this point.
“The licensees in production licence 579 will assess the discovery with a view toward further follow-up,” the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 579.
The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 33/2-2 S was drilled by the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility, that will now drill wildcat well 16/4-9 S in production licence 359 in the North Sea, where Lundin Norway AS is the operator.