Det norske Drills Duster in Norwegian Sea

Det norske has failed to hit pay in wildcat well 6305/9-2 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in the Middle Paleocene with the secondary target set to prove petroleum in the Lower Paleocene and the upper Cretaceous.

The well encountered the Tang formation with thinner reservoir rocks and poorer reservoir quality than expected. In regards to the secondary targets, rocks encountered in the Egga reservoir unit and the Springar formation had the expected reservoir thickness and quality, however the well was dry. Data was gathered and the well will now be plugged and abandoned. Aker Barents drilled well 6305/9-2 to a vertical depth of 9,957 feet (3,035 meters) and terminated in the Springar formation in strata from the Upper Cretaceous.

The well lies in Production License 468 about 19 miles (30 kilometers) east of the Ormen Lange field. This is the first well drilled in the license. Det norske wholly owns and operates the license.

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