Vinstra and Otta prospects exploration well completed

Source: press release, 24 May 2019

‘VALARIS JU-290’ (‘Rowan Viking’) an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig
‘VALARIS JU-290’ (‘Rowan Viking’) an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig (photo: Valaris)

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has completed exploration well 3/7-11 S, targeting the Vinstra and Otta prospects in PL539 in the North Sea. Both targets were dry.

The main objective of the well was to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of the Middle Jurassic sandstones in the Otta prospect and of the deeper Rotliegendes sandstones in the Vinstra prospect, located in the Mandal High area of the southern Norwegian North Sea close to the Danish maritime border. The well encountered thin and tight dry sandstones in the Otta interval, and no reservoir was present in the Vinstra prospect.

The well was drilled with the Rowan Viking jack-up drilling rig and was operated by MOL Norge with a 60% working interest. The partners are Lundin Norway with a 20% working interest and Wintershall Norge AS with a 20% working interest.