STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The semisubmersible Leiv Eiriksson has spudded an exploration well on the Hufsa prospect in the southern Barents Sea for operator Lundin Norway.
Well 7219/12-2 is in license PL533, south of Lundin’s recent Filicudi oil discovery and Statoil’s large Johan Castberg oil field project.
Lundin and partners Aker BP and DEA Norge have sanctioned a two-branch well to test Hufsa’s multiple Jurassic and Triassic sandstone reservoir targets.
The first branch will be directed into the Nordmela and the Tubåen formations and the second into the Stø formation. Hufsa contains prospective resources estimated at 285 MMboe.
Drilling will likely continue for around 70 days.