BG Norge Drills a Duster in North Sea

BG Norge AS is completing the drilling of well 1/3-12 S after failing to hit significant amounts of hydrocarbons. The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks in the Skagerrak formation from the Late Triassic Age; however, the well encountered thinner reservoir rocks with poorer than expected reservoir properties, which were water-bearing. The 1/3-12 S well was drilled to a vertical depth of 19,094 feet (5,820 meters) and terminated in the Skagerrak formation from the Late Triassic age. The water depth at the site is 230 feet (70 meters), and the well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned. Drilling operations were performed by the Rowan Gorilla VI jackup.

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