The Kvitsøy Basin appraisal well 16/2-15 in PL 265 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery is in the process of being completed. Det norske oljeselskap ASA is of the opinion that the well results are very good. The result confirms good reservoir properties in the southern part of the Johan Sverdrup discovery in PL PL 265.
Det norske holds a 20 percent ownership interest in PL 265. Operator Statoil holds 40 percent, while Petoro holds 30 percent and Lundin Petroleum 10 percent
The oil discovery 16/2-6 Johan Sverdup was made in the autumn 2010, in Upper Jurassic reservoir sandstones.
Appraisal well 16/2-15 was drilled in a segment to the southwest, named Kvitsøy Basin, about five kilometers southwest of the 16/2-6 discovery well and 2.3 kilometers south of appraisal well 16/2-11.
The purpose with well 16/2-15 was to explore the reservoir characteristics in the Upper and Middle Jurassic reservoir sandstones, as well as the oil column in this part of the discovery.
The well proved a 30 meter gross oil column in Upper and Middle Jurassic sandstones, of which 20 meters, as expected, held very good reservoir properties. The oil water contact was found at the same level as in the neighbouring wells.
This is the tenth exploration well in PL 265. Appraisal well 16/2-15 was drilled to a vertical depth of 1 984 meters below sea level. The well was concluded in rocks from the Triassic period. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned. The water depth in the area is 111 meters.