Det Norske Drills a Duster on Production License 321

Det norske, as operator of production license 321, has concluded drilling operations on exploration well 6306/6-2 with semisubmersible Aker Barents.

The well was drilled in 224 meters of water, in an area located about 80 kilometers northwest of Kristiansund and 65 kilometers east of the Ormen Lange field.The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in upper Jurassic sandstones (Viking Group). The well was dry and the drill bit did not encounter reservoir rocks in the upper Jurassic.

This was the first exploration well in production license 321, which was awarded in the 18th licensing round in June 2004.

Well 6306/6-2 was drilled by Aker Barents. The rig will now mobilize to production license 469, where it will drill exploration well 6407/12-2 for operator GDF SUEZ E&P.

Partners in production license 321 are:

  • Det norske (Operator); 25%
  • Statoil; 20%
  • Aker Exploration; 35%
  • Talisman Energy; 20%