Lundin finds oil in Barents Sea

Lundin Norway has discovered oil in the Gohta structure in the Barents Sea offshore northern Norway.

Sep 10th, 2013

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLM, Norway – Lundin Norway has discovered oil in the Gohta structure in the Barents Sea offshore northern Norway.

This is the region’s second oil find in a week, following OMV’sWisting Central discovery in the previously undrilled Hoop area.

The semisubmersibleTransocean Arctic drilled well 7120/1-3 on Gohta in license PL492 in 342 m (1,122 ft) water depth and 35 km (21 mi) northwest of the producing Snøhvit gas/condensate field.

In the Permian target the well intersected a 75-m (246-ft) oil column beneath a 25-m (82-ft) gas/condensate cap in dolomitized and karstified carbonate. The oil/water contact was established at 2,365 m (7,759 ft) below mean sea level. A drillstem test will follow to determine the discovery’s flow properties.

Lundin’s partners in the license are Det norske oljeselskap and Norwegian Energy Co.

9/10/2013

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