Lundin Makes Small Discovery Near Edvard Grieg
The development scheme may include possible tie-in to the nearby Solveig field.
Lundin Energy Norway encountered a 10-m oil column with its wildcat well 16/4-13 S about 15 km south of the Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea. The operator added that about 7 m of the encountered column was of moderate to poor reservoir quality.
The oil/water contact was encountered 1950 m below the sea surface. The entire reservoir, including the water zone, comprises conglomeratic sandstones in a thickness of about 380 m.
Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 0.5 and 1.4 million cubic meters of recoverable oil equivalent. The licensees will assess the discovery regarding a possible tie-in to the Solveig field.
The well was drilled by Seadrill semisubmersible West Bollsta and will be permanently plugged and abandoned. The rig will now move to drill the 16/4-BA-1H production well on the Solveig field.