Lundin Norway’s wildcat well turned up a gas find near Statoil’s massive Johan Sverdrup discovery.
The well, which was drilled 33 kilometres northeast of the discovery well on Johan Sverdrup in the central North Sea and about 100 kilometres west of Stavanger, encountered a 24-metre total gas column in the Utsira formation.
The find was deemed “excellent reservoir quality”.
Preliminary calculations of the size of the discovery are between 1.5 and 4 billion standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable oil equivalents.
The wildcat was the first well drilled under production licence 674 BS.