Lundin Norway has completed the Edvard Grieg Southwest appraisal well, 16/1-27. 

Appraisal well 16/1-27 in PL338 on the Edvard Grieg field is located on the south-western flank of the field targeting additional resources.  

This well was drilled 3km west of the Edvard Grieg platform.

The well encountered a 15m gross oil column in a 94m thick sandstone reservoir compared to a pre-drill estimate of 38m thickness. The top reservoir was encountered deeper than projected with significant reservoir quality that was better than expected. 

This well encountered oil water at 1,948m below mean sea-level, 9m deeper than the established contact in this part of Edvard Grieg field. 

Pressure data confirms communication with the Edvard Grieg field.

"Well results indicate a preliminary resource upside for this part of the Edvard Grieg field to be from 10Mboe to 30Mboe."

Data acquisition was performed in the reservoir, including conventional coring and fluid sampling.

Well results indicate a preliminary resource upside for this part of the Edvard Grieg field to be from 10Mboe to 30Mboe.

The final implication for total reserves for the Edvard Grieg field will be quantified in this year-end reserves update.

Using the semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator, the well was drilled and will be permanently plugged then abandoned.

Lundin Norway is operator of PL338 and holds a 65% working interest.

The partners are OMV Norge with 20% working interest and Wintershall Norge with 15% interest.