Wintershall North Sea Well Comes Up Dry



Wintershall Norge, operator of production license 370, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 33/6-4 in the Norwegian North Sea. But the well is dry, according to a statement from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

The wildcat was drilled around 15 miles northwest of the Statfjord Nord field in the North Sea. The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Paleocene Age. The well did not encounter reservoir rocks in the Lista formation from the Paleocene.

The well is the first exploration well in PL370. The production license was awarded in APA 2005 (awards in pre-defined areas). 

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 5,950 feet below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Jorsalfare formation in the Shetland group in the Upper Cretaceous.

Water depth at the site is 1,075 feet. The well has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 33/6-4 was drilled by the Borgland Dolphin (mid-water semisub) drilling facility, which will now proceed to production license 554 in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 34/6-2 where Total E&P Norge is the operator.

 


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