Centrica Drills Two Dry Wells in North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported Wednesday that Centrica Resources Norge drilled two dry wells on Norwegian production license 405.

The wells, 8/10-5S and 8/10-5A, were drilled approximately eight miles southeast of the Ula field in the southern sector of the North Sea. Their purpose was to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks in a segment east of the 8/10-4S ('Butch') oil discovery that was made in the same production license in 2011.

Despite encountering sandstone in the Ula formation of good reservoir quality, the wells failed to discover meaningful hydrocarbons and they will now be plugged and abandoned. Extensive data collection and sampling were carried out, which the NPD said will be used in the further development of the 8/10-4S discovery.

The wells were drilled by the Maersk Giant (350' ILC) rig, which will now drill exploration well 8/10-6S in the same production license.

 



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