Sweden-based oil and gas company Lundin Petroleum’s wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has announced that the 7/4-3 well drilled in the Brynhild field has been found to be dry.

The company is about to complete the drilling of the well in the production license 495 (PL495).

Lundin spud the well about 24km north of the Brynhild field in the southern part of the North Sea to test prove petroleum in Upper Triassic reservoir rocks (the Skagerrak formation).

The secondary exploration target of the well was to prove petroleum in chalk in the Ekofisk and Tor formations (Palaeocene and Upper Cretaceous).

Lundin could not find the reservoir rocks in the Triassic, but the reservoir in the chalk was found as expected.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,957m below the sea surface and was terminated in the Smith Bank formation in the Triassic formation.

The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Lundin Norway is the operator of PL495.