Premier Comes Up Dry West of Yme Field

Premier Oil, operator of production license 406, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 9/1-1 S. The well is dry.

The well was drilled about 30 kilometers west of the Yme field and about 30 kilometers south of the 17/12-1 (Bream) oil discovery in the southern part of the North Sea.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Bryne formation). The well encountered the Bryne formation with better reservoir development than expected. Data was acquired and samples were taken.

This is the first exploration well in production license 406. The license was awarded in APA 2006. The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2205 meters below the sea surface and was terminated in the Skagerrak formation in the Upper Triassic. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.

The well was drilled at a water depth of 87 meters by the Bredford Dolphin (MW semisub) drilling facility. The drilling facility will now proceed to production license 501 in the central North Sea to drill delineation well 16/5-2, where Lundin Norway AS is the operator.

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