Swedish oil and gas explorer Lundin Petroleum has spud well 25/10-12S in the Kopervik Prospect.
The well will investigate the hydrocarbon potential of the Kopervik Prospect in PL25, which is located 175km west of Haugesund on the Norwegian coast.
Lundin said the main objective of well 25/10-12S was to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of the upper and middle Jurassic sandstones.
The Kopervik prospect is estimated to have 163MMboe (Million barrels of oil equivalent).
The planned total depth is 2,570 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled using the semisubmersible drilling unit Island Innovator.
Drilling is expected to take approximately 60 days.
Lundin Norway is the operator and has a 40% working interest in PL625.
Bayerngas Norge, Maersk Oil Norge AS and Petoro AS are partners, each with a 20% working interest.