Statoil's Tastaveden Well Turns out Water Wet

Petrolia Norway reported Tuesday that the Tastaveden well currently being drilled by Statoil on Norwegian production license 628 has failed to find hydrocarbons in the Hugin Formation sandstones it was targeting.

Petrolia said that Well 25/9-4 found Hugin Formation sandstones of good reservoir quality but these turned out to be water wet. The well was terminated some 98 feet into the Sleipner Formation at 7,865 feet subsea.

The Tastaveden well was drilled by the Ocean Vanguard (mid-water semisub) rig. Statoil is the operator of the PL 628 license with a 50-percent interest, while Petrolia holds a 10-percent stake. Petoro and Repsol Exploration Norge each hold 20 percent.

Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!


Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit

Our Privacy Pledge

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at
 -  Eni: Oil, Gas Discovery in Norwegian S... (Jan 17)
 -  Tullow Finds Oil in Kenyan Erut-1 Well (Jan 17)
 -  Utgard, Byrding Field Development Plan... (Jan 17)
 -  E&P Consultants Earning 27% Less than ... (Jan 17)
 -  NextDecade Leases Texas City Site for ... (Jan 17)

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Drilling Engineer
Expertise: Drilling Engineering
Location: Tulsa, OK
3rd, 2nd, Chief Engineer Marshall Islands
Expertise: Motorman
Location: Houma, LA
Floorhand (Drillship)
Expertise: Derrickman
Location: Houma, LA
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $55.47/BBL 0.69%
Light Crude Oil : $52.48/BBL 0.30%
Natural Gas : $3.41/MMBtu 0.29%
Updated in last 24 hours