Total Says Hans Wildcat a Duster

Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production license 323, has concluded drilling of wildcat well 6406/8-2 offshore Norway.

The objective of the well was to examine the oil and gas potential in a Jurassic prospect called Hans, located 45 kilometers north-west of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea.

Wildcat well 6406/8-2 was drilled to a total depth of 4700 meters below the sea surface and concluded in rocks from the Early Jurassic Age. The well was dry and it will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6406/8-2 was drilled using the semisub Ocean Vanguard in 365 meters of water. Statoil will now take over the Ocean Vanguard for drilling on the Snorre field.

Licensees in production license 323 are Total E&P Norge as operator with 40%; Statoil with 20%; Shell with 20% and Eni with 20%.

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