BG Drills Duster in North Sea

BG Norge AS, operator of production license 335, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7/7-4. The well is located close to the Norway/UK border, about 50 km north of the Ula field in the North Sea. The water depth at the well location is 83 meters.

The purpose of the well was to prove hydrocarbons in the Paleocene Forties unit. Sixty-eight meters of Forties reservoir sands were encountered at a depth of 2760 meters in the well but they were water bearing.

The well is the first exploration well drilled in production license 335. The license was awarded in APA 2004 (Awards in Predefined Areas). The well was drilled to a depth of 3033 m MD, and was terminated in the top Ekofisk Formation. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 7/7-4 was drilled using the Maersk Guardian. This rig will now move to PL 274 to drill an exploration well operated by DONG.

The licensees in production license 335 are BG Norge AS (operator) with 52%; Lundin Norge with 18%; RWE DEA Norge AS with 12%; and Bridge Energy AS with 18%.

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