Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 708, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 7130/4-1. The well is being drilled about 85 kilometres north-east of Berlevåg.
The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in carbonate and spiculite reservoir rocks (the Røye formation) in the Upper Permian. The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in underlying carbonates and sandstones (the Ørn formation and the Soldogg formation) in the Permian and Carboniferous Ages.
In the primary exploration target, well 7130/4-1 encountered an approx. 40 metre thick aquiferous spiculite reservoir in the Røye formation, with poor reservoir quality.