Talisman's Well on Trow Tests Negative

Operator Talisman Energy has drilled a dry exploration well 32/2-1 on the Trow prospect in production license (PL) 369, located to the east of the Troll field.

The well penetrated thick waterbearing Jurassic reservoir sands. No signs of hydrocarbons were encountered. The well will now be plugged and abandoned.

The Trow prospect is located in PL 369 east of the Troll Field. The licence was awarded in January 2006 as part of the APA 2005 licence round, and is operated by Talisman Energy Norge AS. The well was drilled by the semi submersible rig Transocean Winner.
The objective of the well was to evaluate the potential for hydrocarbons in the Upper Jurassic Sognefjord Formation reservoir. The vertical well was drilled to a depth of 1274 m below sea level and reached a total depth in rocks of Early Jurassic age. Well 32/2-1 is one of a few wells drilled east of the Troll Field and gives valuable information about the petroleum system for the further exploration of the eastern part of the North Sea.
Revus Energy, Det norske and Petro-Canada Norge each have a 20% interest in PL 369. Talisman Energy is the operator with 40%.
Revus' drilling program for the second half of 2008 includes the following prospects; "Ipswich" (ongoing well operations), "Jordbær" (currently drilling), "Torphins" (currently drilling), "Luno" (appraisal well), "Delta" and "Cladhan."
Including Trow, Det norske has so far in 2008 participated in three exploration wells and made two discoveries, Draupne and Lilleulv.
Det norske’s remaining exploration program for 2008 includes the Freke prospect in PL 028B and Fulla in PL 362. Drilling of the Eitri prospect in license 027B and Grevling in license 038 are scheduled to commence around year-end.


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