Oslo: Lundin has started drilling an appraisal well at its Alta discovery in the Barents Sea.
The well will be drilled approximately 6.5 kilometers southwest of the discovery well.
The main objective of the well is to confirm the reservoir model and prove the presence of hydrocarbon columns and fluid contacts similar to those established in the Alta discovery well.
The planned total depth is 2,020 m below mean sea level and the well is being drilled using the drilling rig Island Innovator.
Drilling is expected to take approximately 60 days.
Lundin Norway holds a 40% working interest in the well with partners DEA Norge and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge each having a 30% working interest.