Statoil Completes Wildcat Well 6608/10-11S in the Norwegian Sea

As the operator of Production License 128, Statoil ASA has completed drilling of wildcat well 6608/10-11S.

The purpose of the well was to investigate the potential for oil and gas in the Jurassic sandstone (the Fangst and Bat groups) of a prospect called Trost. The prospect is located around 1 km west of the Norne field.

Wildcat well 6608/10-11S was side-track drilled from the K template on the Norne field. The well was drilled to a total depth of 3243 m below sea level and concluded in early Jurassic rocks.

The well proved gas in the Fangst group, and the discovery will be further evaluated with a view to a potential tie-in to the Norne field.

The well has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6608/10-11S was drilled using the drilling facility Transocean Arctic at a water depth of 376 meters. Transocean Arctic will now continue production drilling on the Norne field.

The licensees in Production License 128 are Statoil as operator with 50.45%; Petoro AS with 24.55%; Norsk Hydro Producksjon ASA with 13.50% and ENI Norge AS with 11.50%.

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