Lundin Petroleum’s wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has completed the Rolvsnes exploration well 16/1-25 S as an oil discovery. The well is located in PL338C south of the Edvard Grieg field in the central North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
The well is located on the southwestern flank of the Utsira High, approximately 6 km south of the Lundin Petroleum operated Edvard Grieg field and 3 km south of the Edvard Grieg South discovery.
The well encountered a gross oil column of 30 metres in porous granitic basement. Pressure data and oil type indicate that the petroleum system is in communication with the Edvard Grieg South discovery which was made by Lundin Norway in 2009. Extensive data acquisition and sampling was carried out in the reservoir including conventional coring and fluid sampling.
A production test (DST) was performed, achieving a production rate of 265 barrels of oil per day through a 36/64" choke. Further studies will be required to incorporate all the findings and establish future planning, such as the potential drilling of an extended reach well from the Edvard Grieg platform with an associated long-term production test.