Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS, has commenced drilling of exploration well 33/2-2S in PL579.
The well will investigate the hydrocarbon potential of the Morkel prospect in PL579, which is located 180 km west of Florø on the Norwegian west coast and approximately 40 km northwest of the Snorre field.
The main objective of well 33/2-2S is to test the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties of the Jurassic section. Lundin Petroleum estimates the Morkel prospect to have the potential to contain unrisked, gross prospective resources of 74 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe).
The planned total depth is 3,500 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled using the semi- submersible drilling unit Bredford Dolphin. Drilling is expected to take approximately 60 days.