Statoil Drills Duster on Blameis Prospect

Statoil has concluded drilling on wildcat well 6608/11-3 in production license 128, blocks 6608/10 and 6608/11, located approximately 175 kilometers off the coast of Helgeland.

The drilling activities were carried out by Stena Drilling's semisub, Stena Don on a structure called Blameis, which is situated approximately 15 kilometers east of the Norne field. The well was drilled in 374 meters of water to a total depth of 2031 meters below the sea surface.

The well was completed in rocks from the Triassic Age. Total drilling time was 21 days. The main purpose of the well was to test a sandstone prospect in the Early Jurassic Age.

No hydrocarbons were proven in the relevant sandstone strata. However, the result of the well does not rule out the possibility of discoveries in the other mapped prospects in blocks 6608/10 and 6608/11.

The Stena Don is preparing to leave the location to drill a production well on the Norne field.