NCS: Lanterna is dry6407/3-2 well location (red dot). Source: NPD

NCS: Lanterna is dry

The well encountered the targeted reservoirs in the Lower to Middle Jurassic, but is dry, without traces of petroleum. Therefore, the well was not drilled further into the Upper Triassic.

The NPD reports that Equinor has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6407/3-2 (Lanterna), located 8 km northeast of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea. This is the first exploration well in PL 796B, which was awarded in APA 2018.

The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Lower to Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks the Garn, Ile, Tilje and Åre formations.

If a petroleum discovery was made, or if traces of petroleum were proven in the primary exploration target, the secondary exploration target was to examine reservoir rocks in the Upper Triassic “Grey Beds”.

Lithostratigraphic chart of the Norwegian Sea. Zoom in on target reservoirs Lanterna prospect. Source: NPD CO2 storage Atlas NCS

The well 6407/3-2 encountered the Garn, Not, Ile, Tofte, Tilje and Åre formation with a thickness of about 625 m, of which 300 m with sandstones mainly of good to excellent reservoir quality.

The well is dry, without traces of petroleum. Therefore, the well was not drilled further into the Upper Triassic.

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