A well drilled by Lundin Petroleum has come up dry in the Norwegian sea.
The company, through its subsidiary Lundin Norway, had been exploring the hydrocarbon potential of the Kopervik prospect in PL625.
The wildcat well 25/10-12S is located 175km west of Huagesund on the west coast and is 20km northwest of the Johan Sverdrup discovery.
Lundin said the main objective of the well was to analyse the reservoir properties in the Upper and Middle Jurassic Sandstones in the Kopervik sub-basin.
A spokesman said: “The well encountered Hugin Fm sandstones with very good reservoir quality and poorer developed sands in the Draupne Fm.
“The upper part of the Upper Jurassic was cored and the entire pre-Cretaceous sequence pressure sampled.
“Oil shows were observed in cores. The well is being plugged and abandoned as a dry hole.
“The well was drilled by the drilling rig Island Innovator to a total depth of 2,540 metres below mean sea level and was terminated in sediments of Triassic age.”
After completion the drilling rig will continue to the Lundin Norway operated PL674BS to drill the Zulu prospect.
Last month, the 6405/12-1 well on PL584 also came up dry.Lundin