Lundin Petroleum has kick-started appraisal drilling on the Edvard Grieg field and the Gohta discovery.
The firm spud appraisal wells on the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea and on the Gohta discovery in the southern Barents Sea.
the Edvard Grieg field is being drilled on the southwestern flank of the field by the semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator.
A spokesperson said: “Following the 2016 year end reserves additions on Edvard Grieg in relation to a larger oil column being proven in the northwestern flank of the field, further resource potential has been identified in the southwestern flank of the field. The well is being drilled 3 km west of the Edvard Grieg platform and is targeting additional gross resources of up to 30 MMboe.2
Drilling operations are expected to last 30 days.
The appraisal well 7120/1-5 in PL492 on the Gohta discovery is being drilled by the semi-submersible drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson. The appraisal well is being drilled approximately 4 km north of the original discovery well 7120/1-3 and is the second appraisal well drilled on the Gohta discovery.
Lundin Norway is operator for both PL338 and PL492 and holds a 65% and 40% interest in the two licences.