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24/12-5 S

13/12/2007 Press release 47/2007:NOIL Energy ASA, operator of production licence 341, has concluded drilling of appraisal well 24/12-5 S. The well was drilled on the 24/12-3 S discovery in the central part of the North Sea.

As early as in 1996, oil was proven in well 24/12-3 S in the Heimdal formation in Paleocene rocks. Well 24/12-3 S is located about 20 km north of the discovery 15/3-1 S Gudrun, and about 20 km west of Balder.

The exploration target for well 24/12-5 S was to delimit the 24/12-3 S discovery. The well was dry. Good quality reservoir sandstone was encountered. The well will now be plugged and abandoned. This is the first well in production licence 341, which was awarded in the Awards in Predefined Areas in 2004 (APA 2004).

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2214 metres below the sea surface, and was concluded in the Heimdal formation in Paleocene rocks.  Water depth at the site was 116 metres.

Well 24/12-5 S was drilled by the semi-submersible drilling facility Bredford Dolphin, which will now drill wildcat well  31/1-1 in production licence 311 operated by Marathon Petroleum Norge AS.

The licensees in production licence 341 are:

(subsidiary of Det norske oljeselskap ASA) (operator):

30 per cent
Revus Energy ASA: 30 per cent
Talisman Energy Norge AS: 30 per cent
PA Resources Norge AS: 10 per cent



Contact in the NPD:
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51876100

Updated: 12/01/2010