Lundin Petroleum through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) is pleased to announce that drilling of exploration well 7222/11-2 in PL659 has commenced. The well will target the Langlitinden prospect, which is located some 80 km northeast of the Snøhvit Field in the Barents Sea.
The main objective of well 7222/11-2 is to prove the presence of hydrocarbons in sandstones of the Triassic Kobbe Fm. Lundin Petroleum estimates the Langlitinden prospect to have the potential to contain unrisked, gross prospective resources of 220 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe).
The planned total depth is 2,901 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled using the drilling rig Transocean Barents. Drilling is expected to take approximately 50 days.