The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announced Thursday that Wintershall Norge has come up dry in the wildcat well 35/12-5S, located southwest of the Gjoa field in the North Sea.
Drilled to a vertical depth of 11,053 feet by , the well encountered around 32 feet of sandstone in the Heather formation, 114 feet of sandstone in the Sognerfjord formation and 104 feet of sandstone in the Fensfjord formation, all with good reservoir quality. Wintershall also reported 29 feet of sandstone with poor reservoir quality in the Etive formation. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.
The 35/12-5S well was drilled by the Transocean Arctic (MW semisub), which is now scheduled to drill wildcat well 6406/12-4S in production licence 586 in the Norwegian Sea.
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