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15/06/2006 Press release 19/2006: Talisman Energy Norge AS, operator of production license PL 301, has finished the appraisal well 7/8-5 S.
The appraisal well 7/8-5 S was drilled 2 km southeast of the 7/8-3 Krabbe discovery well in sandstones of Jurassic age.
The objective of the well was to appraise the size of the discovery in exploration well 7/8-3. The well was drilled in 81 metres of water to a total depth of 4,168 metres below the rotary table.
Development of Krabbe is currently being evaluated, along with the Mime Field.
The Mime Field , which was operated by Hydro, was closed down in 1993. Mime is located in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, west of the Ula-Gyda area.
The appraisal well has been suspended as a potential future water injector.
The well was drilled with Maersk Giant drilling facility, which will now move on to drill a production well on Varg.
The licensees in PL 301 are:
Talisman Energy Norge AS (operator) 60,00%
DONG Norge AS 40,00%
Contact in the NPD:
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tlf. 51 87 61 00