StatoilHydro Drills a Duster, Transocean Leader to Spud New Wildcat Well

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StatoilHydro ASA, operator of production license 328, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6605/1-1. The well is situated 355 kilometers west of Bronnoysund, and was dry.

The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks. No mobile hydrocarbons were proven. Rocks with good reservoir quality were encountered in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks.

The well was not formation-tested, but extensive data collection and sampling of the reservoir were carried out. The licensees will now evaluate the results to determine the resource potential in the production license.

The well was the first to be drilled in production license 328, which was awarded in the 18th licensing round in 2004.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 3945 meters below the sea surface, and was concluded in the Nise formation in the Upper Cretaceous. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

The well was drilled in 1158 meters of water by the Transocean Leader semisubmersible drilling rig, which will now move on to production license 327 B in the Norwegian Sea to drill wildcat well 6705/10-1 where StatoilHydro ASA is the operator.

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