Lundin Norway’s North Sea wildcat well has come up dry.
The well was drilled about 10 kilometres southwest of the Luno II oil discovery in the central part of the North Sea, 220 kilometres west of Stavanger.
It was trying to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks, but only encountered about 160 metres of aquiferous sandstones in the Upper Jurassic to Middle Triassic, of which about 90 metres, mainly in the Middle Jurassic Sleipner formation, was deemed good reservoir quality.
The well, which was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,638 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Lower Triassic Smith Bank formation, has since been classified as dry.
It will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.