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Lundin spuds exploration well on the Alta prospect in the Barents Sea


Published Aug 7, 2014
Lundin in the North Sea

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has commenced the drilling of exploration well 7220/11-1 in PL609. The well will target the Alta prospect, which is located some 20 km northeast of the Gohta discovery in the Barents Sea.

The main objective of well 7220/11-1 is to prove the presence of hydrocarbons in sandstones of Triassic age in addition to carbonates of Permo-Carboniferous age. Lundin Petroleum estimates the Alta prospect to have the potential to contain unrisked, gross prospective resources of 261 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe).

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