STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lundin Norway has discovered oil in the Tellus prospect in the southern Norwegian North Sea.
Oil was proven in a 50-m (164-ft) column which included a 3-m (9.8-ft) thick lower Cretaceous sandstone overlying porous, fractured basement. The oil is of the same type occurring in the nearby Luno field – Lundin believes Tellus may form a northern extension of Luno.
Well 16/1-15 was drilled in license PL 338. Two reservoir tests were performed. The first perforated in a fractured basement interval and flowed 650 b/d through a 40/64-in. choke. Lundin claims this is the first successful full-scale basement test anywhere offshore Norway.
The second test was perforated in the overlying sandstone interval, producing 3,900 b/d through a 40/64-in. choke. Results indicate good flow properties and pressure support.
A side track will be drilled to appraise the discovery in order to ensure inclusion in the Luno development program.
Tellus well suggests Luno extension
Lundin Norway has discovered oil in the Tellus prospect in the southern Norwegian North Sea.