Statoil Comes Up Dry in Central North Sea Well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate confirmed Thursday that Statoil Petroleum AS has come up dry in well 15/6-14 S, located in the central part of the North Sea.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Hugin formation) and conduct extensive data acquisition in the event of a discovery. The well encountered approximately 15 meters of sandstone in the Hugin formation, with moderate to poor reservoir quality.

Drilled with the Maersk Integrator drilling facility to a measured depth of 4,620 meters below the sea surface, the well was terminated in the Sleipner formation in the Middle Jurassic and has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.

This is the first exploration well in production license 029 C. Statoil is the operator of the license.


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