The 16/3-8S appraisal well was spudded in the Johan Sverdrup discovery on PL 501 in the Norwegian North Sea. The objective of the well is to establish the depth, quality, and thickness of Zechstein group carbonates of Permian age and to investigate the presence and quality of Jurassic reservoir sequences approximately 2.5 miles southeast of the 16/2-6 discovery well. The well has a planned total depth of 2025 m below mean sea level. Lundin Petroleum (40%) is the operator, with partners Statoil (40%) and Maersk Oil Norway (20%).
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