STOCKHOLM -- Lundin Petroleum has completed the first Luno appraisal well 16/1-10 in production license PL 338, in the Norwegian North Sea. The well was drilled to appraise the Luno field discovered in late 2007 with well 16/1-8. The appraisal well has successfully confirmed the extension of the Luno field to the northeast, the company says.
The well was tested with a flow rate of approximately 4,000 b/d of oil on a 54/64 in. choke. A comprehensive data acquisition program including multiple cores was acquired. The hydrocarbon bearing reservoir at the well location is complex with both clean sands and conglomeratic sections encountered, the company says.
The results of the appraisal well will now be analyzed and subsequently incorporated into a revised resource estimate for the Luno field which was indicated as within a range of 65 MMboe to 190 MMboe gross recoverable following the discovery well.
The semisubmersibleBredford Dolphin drilled the appraisal well to a total vertical depth of 2,125 m (6,972 ft) below sea level in a water depth of 110 m (361 ft).
According to the company, the reservoir quality in the lower part of the appraisal well is such that there is likely to be no upside from the previously indicated Triassic reservoir. Lundin is now moving forward with a drilling program to test the additional prospectivity in the Greater Luno area with three exploration wells planned for this year. In tandem the company is progressing studies on potential development concepts for the field.