Lundin Petroleum has come up dry with a wildcat drilled in the Norwegian Sea.
The 6405/12-1 on PL584 was investigating the hydrocarbon potential of the Lindarormen prospect which is 150km northwest of Kristiansund.
The company said no reservoir sandstones were encountered in the primary objective.
A spokesman said: “No reservoir sandstones were encountered in the primary objective. 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.
“The well was drilled to total depth of 3,305 metres below mean sea level using the drilling rig Bredford Dolphin.”
Lundin Norway Is the operator and has a 60% interest in PL854. Bayerngas Norge is parter with a 40% working interest.