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Lundin’s Melstein outlook on the Norwegian Sea is coming

January 17, 2022

Deepsea Stavanger Drilling Rig / Credits: BP / Flickr

Oil and gas company Lundin Energy drilled a drywell with Melstein’s perspective with a production license of 886 off the coast of Norway.

The wildcat well was excavated about 72 km east of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea and 55 km northwest of the Kristiansund.

The main exploration goal of the well was to prove oil in the Late Jurassic Reservoir (Rogn Formation). The goal of the secondary exploration was to investigate the potential of bedrock reservoirs.

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Administration, 73 meters of the often encountered 152-meter sandstone was probably in the Late Jurassic Rowan Formation, with good to very good reservoir quality.

The sequence below the Rogn layer is composed of sandstone of unknown age, 25 meters of which is of medium reservoir quality. At the secondary exploration target, the well encountered a tight underground rock about 76 meters.

“The wells are dry and there are no traces of oil. Data acquisition is taking place,” said NPD.

Well 6306 / 9-1 was excavated to a vertical depth of 1025 meters below sea level and ended with underground rock. The water depth on the premises is 228 meters. The well will be permanently closed and abandoned.

Lundin Energy, which recently agreed to sell its oil and gas business to Aker BP, drilled wells using Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig. This will start your stay at the Bergen shipyard.

After that, Rig is expected to start a contract with Norwegian Equinor. Continental shelf for the first quarter of 2022.

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