BG Norge AS, operator of production license 522, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6604/2-1.
The well has been drilled about 45 kilometers southwest of the discovery 6705/10-1 Asterix and 60 kilometers north of the discovery 6603/12-1 Gro.
The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Upper Cretaceous (the Springar formation). It encountered the Springar formation with reservoir rocks and reservoir quality as expected, but the well is dry. Data acquisition and sampling were carried out.
This is the first exploration well in production license 522. The production license was awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.
The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 3511 meters below the surface of the sea and was terminated in the Springar formation. The water depth is 1262 meters. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 6604/2-1 was drilled by the Aker Barents drilling facility, which is moving to production license 377S west of the Vega field in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 35/7-1 S, where Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS is the operator.
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