Lundin Norway Completes Sidetrack Well at Avaldsnes Discovery

Lundin Norway, a subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, has completed 16/3-4A, the sidetrack well of the preliminary appraisal well 16/3-4 at the Avaldsnes discovery in PL501, which is located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). A sampling program and complete data acquisition has been obtained from the sidetrack well.

The goal of the 16/3-4A sidetrack well was to authenticate the continuity of the lateral reservoir and quality of the sand to the first appraisal well’s eastern direction. The sidetrack well results demonstrate good lateral reservoir continuity with a confirmed oil column more than 4 m with outstanding quality sands.

The company has drilled the well 16/3-4A to a depth of 1,934 m vertically below sea level by means of the Bredford Dolphin drill rig. The rig will be mobilized to drill the second appraisal well, 16/2-7, which is located over the Avaldsnes discovery.

The CEO and President of Lundin Petroleum has commented that the primary Avalsdnes appraisal well and following sidetrack results are very encouraging and has confirmed the occurrence of the Upper Jurassic Draupne reservoir’s lateral continuity with high permeability and porosity. At the same time the width of the reservoir across the Avalsdnes discovery will be inconsistent and the part of the formation assumed formerly to be non hydrocarbon bearing will actually be enclosed by the Upper Jurassic hydrocarbon bearing reservoir.

Lundin Norway has 40% interest and is the operator. The partners are Mærsk Oil Norway with 20% and Statoil Petroleum with 40% interest in the well.


Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, content production, design, animation, database and networking, software, and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.


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