Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), has commenced drilling of appraisal well 7220/11-2 in PL609.
The Alta discovery is located 10 to 20 km northeast of Lundin Petroleum's Gohta discovery in the Barents Sea South and approximately 160 km from the Norwegian coastline. The appraisal well 7220/11-2 is located 6.5 km southwest of the Alta discovery well 7220/11-1 that was completed in October 2014.
The main objective of well 7220/11-2 is to confirm the reservoir model and prove the presence of hydrocarbon columns and fluid contacts similar to those established in the Alta discovery well.
The planned total depth is 2,020 metres below mean sea level and the well is being drilled using the drilling rig Island Innovator. Drilling is expected to take approximately 60 days.