Det Norske, Eni Come Up Dry In North Sea Wells

Det norske oljeselskap AS and Eni Norge AS have drilled dry wells in the Norwegian North Sea, says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Det norske, the operator of production license 626, came up dry in the drilling of wildcat well 25/10-15 S. The well encountered a 120 foot thick sandstone in the Upper Jurassic with moderate to poor reservoir quality and a 36 foot thick Middle Jurassic sandstone with good to moderate reservoir quality.

Well 25/10-15 S, which is the first exploration well in the license, was drilled to a measured depth of 8,845 feet. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned and the Mærsk Interceptor (492’ ILC), which was used to drill the asset, will now proceed to drill wildcat well 25/2-18 S in production license 442, where Det norske oljeselskapet AS is the operator.

Eni Norge AS, operator of production license 226, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 7222/1-1, which also turned out to be dry.

The well encountered 72 feet of poor quality sandstone reservoir with traces of gas in the Kobbe formation. Extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.

Well 7222/1-1 was drilled to a vertical depth of 7,762 feet below the sea surface and was terminated in the Røye formation from the Permian Age. This is the first wildcat well in production license 226, which was awarded on 30 May 1997 in the Barents Sea project. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.


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