Statoil Spuds Well 16/2-9S on Aldous Major North Structure
Lundin Petroleum announced that drilling of appraisal/exploration well 16/2-9S on the Aldous Major North structure has commenced. The well is located in licence PL265 in the Norwegian North Sea.
The Aldous Major North structure is believed to be the north-westerly continuation of the Aldous Major South discovery in PL265 and the Lundin Petroleum operated PL501 Avaldsnes discovery with primary target in sandstone of Upper Jurassic age.
The planned total depth is 2,241 metres below mean sea level. The well will be drilled with the drilling rig Transocean Leader and the duration is expected to be 40 days.
Lundin Petroleum holds 10 percent interest in PL265. Partners are Statoil Petroleum AS (operator) with 40 percent interest, Petoro (30 percent) and Det norske oljeselskap ASA (20 percent).
Source: Lundin Petroleum, August 25, 2011; Image: PTIL