Det Norske Drills a Duster at PL 383 Wildcat in North Sea

Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production license 383, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-6. The well was drilled 27 km south of the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea, and was dry.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle to Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks. The well is dry. Rocks of considerable thickness and satisfactory reservoir quality were encountered in the Tilje formation from the Early Jurassic.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 1650 meters below the sea surface, and was terminated in rocks from the Early Jurassic (Are formation). The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

The well is the first exploration well in production license 383, which was awarded in January 2006 as part of the Awards in Predefined Areas 2005 (APA 2005).

Well 6507/3-6 was drilled in 377 meters of water by the Bredford Dolphin semisub, which will now proceed to production license 270 in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 35/3-7, operated by the company VNG Norge (Operations) AS.

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