Lundin Petroleum said the Johan Sverdrup appraisal well 16/2-11 located in PL501 has recovered a 54m gross oil column in Upper and Middle Jurassic sandstone reservoir in an oil-down-to situation.

The well is located 2.2 km south-east of well 16/2-8 in PL265 and 3.3 km south-west of well 16/2-6, in PL501 and reached a depth of 2,125m at the time of the discovery.

Lundin encountered the reservoir at depth prognosis, and the data from this first well in the 2012 PL501 appraisal program confirmed good reservoir properties with a high net to gross ratio.

The Middle Jurassic reservoir confirmed flow rates of 2,700 barrels of oil per day through a restricted 40/64 choke, with good reservoir properties indicating a lateral continuous reservoir, in a full scale production test.

The well will now be side-tracked towards the east to investigate the lateral thickness and property variations of the Jurassic reservoir as well as establish an oil water contact to investigate the possibility of a deeper oil-water-contact in this area.

Lundin Norway is the operator with 40% interest and other partners are Statoil Petroleum with 40% and Maersk Oil Norway with 20%.