Shell Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea



Norske Shell, the Norwegian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has drilled a dry well southwest of the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported Monday.

The well was designed to prove petroleum in reservoir rock from the Upper Jurassic layer (the Rogn Formation). It was drilled 1,085 feet into the Rogn, of which 440 feet was of moderate-to-good reservoir quality, but the well was dry.

The well, the first to be drilled on Norwegian production license 793, will now be permanently plugged and abandoned. It was drilled by the Transocean Barents (UDW semisub) rig.



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