A non-commercial gas discovery was made in the main well while the side track was dry. The main objective of the well was to prove oil in Jurassic and Triassic sandstone reservoirs.
The main well 7219/12-2S encountered a gross 22-m (72-ft) gas column while no hydrocarbons were encountered in the side track 7219/12-2A. Extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out, including coring, logging and sampling of gas from the wireline tools.
The semisubmersibleLeiv Eiriksson drilled the well. After completion the drilling rig will proceed to the Hurri prospect, also located in PL533.
Lundin Norway is the operator of PL533 with a 35% working interest. The partners are Aker BP with 35% and DEA Norge with 30%.