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26/06/2009 Press Release 42/2009: Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of production licence 383, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-6. The well was drilled 27 km south of the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea, and was dry.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle to Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks. The well is dry.
Rocks of considerable thickness and satisfactory reservoir quality were encountered in the Tilje formation from the Early Jurassic.
The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 1650 metres below the sea surface, and was terminated in rocks from the Early Jurassic (Åre formation). The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.
The well is the first exploration well in production licence 383, which was awarded in January 2006 as part of the Awards in Predefined Areas 2005 (APA 2005).
Well 6507/3-6 was drilled in 377 metres of water by the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility, which will now proceed to production licence 270 in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 35/3-7, operated by the company VNG Norge (Operations) AS.
Press contact in the NPD
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51 87 61 00