Lundin Petroleum has completed the drilling at Aldous Major North, which is the exploration well 16/2-9S. The location of the well is in license PL265 at the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The company has the well 16/2-9S at a distance of 12 km to the north-west part of the 16/2-8 oil discovery, namely Aldous Major South and the well is situated in a different region that has been isolated possibly by a fault from the oil discovery at Aldous Major South.
The well’s primary purpose was to confirm the occurrence and continuity of the Upper Jurassic sandstone reservoir located to the Aldous Major South discovery’s northern part.
The company has identified a gross oil column at an interval of 8 m in a thin Upper Jurassic reservoir, whose quality is lower than expected. It has obtained a complete data and sampling campaign for additional assessment.
Lundin Petroleum has drilled the 16/2-9S well to a 2,047 m of vertical depth by means of the service drill rig, Transocean Leader. It has blocked and dumped the well. Currently, this Transocean Leader rig will mobilize for drilling an assessment well to the northern part of the Aldous Major South.
The company has 10% of interest in PL265 license. Statoil Petroleum has 40% interest and is the operator of the well. Petoro and Det norske oljeselskap have 30% and 20% interest in the well, respectively.