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14/05/2010 Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 473, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6407/2-6 S. The well is about 5 kilometres north of the Mikkel field and 190 kilometres west of Namsos.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Tilje and Ror formations). The well mainly proved gas with a small oil column in the Tilje formation. Small amounts of gas were encountered in the Ror formation. Both formations were of the expected reservoir quality. The well was not formation-tested, but extensive data acquisition and sampling were carried out.
Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery at between 2 and 4 million Sm3 of recoverable oil equivalents. The licensees in production licence 473 will consider development solutions for producing the discovery via the existing infrastructure on the Åsgard field.
The well is the first exploration well in production licence 473, which was awarded on 29 February 2008 (APA 2007).
6407/2-6 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 3166 metres below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Åre formation in the Lower Jurassic. The water depth at the site is 253 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 6407/2-6 S was drilled by the Ocean Vangaurd drilling facility, which will now commence a planned workshop stay at Ågotnes outside Bergen.