Equinor Comes Up Dry at North Sea Well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate revealed Tuesday that Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license 120, has come up dry at wildcat well 34/8-19 S.

The objective of the well, which was drilled on the northern side of the Visund field in the northern part of the North Sea, was to prove petroleum in Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks in the Cook formation, and in Upper Triassic reservoir rocks in the Statfjord group.

Well 34/8-19 S was drilled to a measured depth of 20,013 feet, and a vertical depth of 10,291 feet below the sea surface. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

This is the 24th exploration well in production license 120, which was awarded in licensing round 10-A in 1985. 

Well 34/8-19 S was drilled by Deep Sea Atlantic, which will now proceed to drill development well 34/8-D-4 AH on Visund Nord in the North Sea, where Equinor Energy AS is the operator.


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