Statoil Drills Dry Well Near Peon Discovery



Statoil will permanently plug and abandon wildcat well 35/1-2 S on the Soleie prospect, after failing to find hydrocarbons. The purpose of the well was to determine petroleum in early Jurassic reservoir rocks of the Cook formation, and the secondary objective was to prove petroleum in the Lista formation from the Paleocene Age.

The primary goal encountered early Jurassic reservoir rocks, but they were water-bearing. The Lista formation consisted of clay stone with limestone veins, and reservoir rocks were not encountered. The 35/1-2 S well, drilled to a vertical depth of 13,448 feet (4,099 meters) by the Transocean Leader, terminated in the Statfjord formation from the early Jurassic period. Statoil wholly owns and operates the license.

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