North Sea Johan Sverdrup well probes carbonates potential
Lundin Petroleum has spudded its latest appraisal well on the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea.
The semisubmersibleBredford Dolphin is drilling well 16/3-8S in license PL501 at the crest of the Avaldsnes High in the eastern part of the discovery.
Lundin aims to establish the depth, quality, and thickness of Permian-age Zechstein group carbonates and examine Jurassic reservoir sequences 3.9 km (2.4 mi) southeast of the discovery well 16/2-6.
The carbonates may be important to the development, both as a potentially good oil reservoir and in optimizing production planning for the overlying Jurassic oil reservoir.
Drilling is expected to last around 45 days with a planned TD of 2,025 m (6,644 ft) below mean sea level.