Statoil has begun drilling of the appraisal well 16/2-19 in PL265 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery, located in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
The well is located in PL265 in the northern part of the Johan Sverdrup discovery. The main objective of the well is to investigate the Jurassic presence, reservoir thickness, quality and distribution on the north-eastern edge of the discovery 2.2 kilometres north of appraisal well 16/2-12 and 3.2 kilometres south-east of appraisal well 16/2-9s.
The planned total depth is approximately 1,990 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled by the semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Vanguard. The drilling operation is expected to take approximately 45 days.
Statoil Petroleum is the operator of PL265 with 40 percent interest. The partners are Petoro (30%), Det norske oljeselskap (20%), and Lundin Norway (10%).