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06/01/2004 Press release no. 1/2003: Esso Exploration and Production Norway A/S* has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/7-8 S in Production License 072 B.
The well was drilled in a structure approx. 4 km southeast of Sleipner Øst and 3 km north of Sigyn. The main purpose of the well was to test a Triassic prospect.
The well was drilled to a total depth of 2622 m below the sea surface and completed in Triassic Age rocks. No hydrocarbons were found in the well, which has now been plugged and abandoned.
The well was drilled by the drilling rig Deepsea Bergen, which will now sail to its next location at the Norne Field.
*a subsidiary of ExxonMobil
See also 2002 drilling activity table.