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12/05/2010 Talisman Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 332, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 2/2-6.
The well, which was dry, was drilled about 24 kilometres southeast of the Gyda field in the North Sea.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Ula formation). Reservoir sandstone was not encountered.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 332. The licence was awarded in APA 2004.
Well 2/2-6 was drilled to a vertical depth of 4062 metres below the sea surface, and was terminated in rocks equivalent to the Ula formation in the Upper Jurassic. Water depth at the site is 64 metres. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.
The well was drilled by the Mærsk Guardian drilling facility, which will now proceed to production licence 406 in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 9/1-1 for Premier Oil Norge AS.