6603/5-1 S

30/11/2010 A/S Norske Shell, operator of production licence 392, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6603/5-1 S (Dalsnuten).

The well has been drilled about 50 km northwest of the 6603/12-1 (Gro) gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea, and about 410 km west of Sandnessjøen.

The objective of the well was to prove gas in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks. The well did not encounter the reservoir rock, and was dry.

The well is the first exploration well in production licence 392. The production licence was awarded in the 19th licensing round in 2006.  6603/5-1 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 5028 metres below the sea surface and a measured depth of 5214 metres below the sea surface, and was terminated in Cromer Knoll group in the Lower Cretaceous. Water depth at the site is 1446 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6603/5-1 S was drilled using the Aker Barents drilling facility, which will now proceed to production licence 468 in the Norwegian Sea to drill wildcat well 6305/9-2, where Det norske oljeselskap ASA is the operator.


Map - Download pdf


Updated: 24/01/2013

Latest news

The Shelf in 2021: Past, present and future on the Norwegian shelf
02/12/2021 Each year in January, we host "The Shelf" event, which is a presentation of the previous year on the Norwegian shelf – and a bit about the years to come.
IOR award 2022 – nominate your candidate
01/12/2021 Now you can nominate candidates for the IOR award! The award was presented for the first time in 1998, and the next time we present the award will be at ONS 2022.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to update quality-assured geochemical database for the North Sea
29/11/2021 The geochemical database will be updated twice per year with geochemical data from wells that have recently been released in Diskos.
Drilling permit for well 6306/9-1 in production licence 886
23/11/2021 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Energy Norway AS a drilling permit for well 6306/9-1, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Production figures October 2021
19/11/2021 Preliminary production figures for October 2021 show an average daily production of 2 062 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate.
New technology: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate stepping up efforts
11/11/2021 Technology has been very important for developing the oil and gas industry in Norway.
Minor oil discovery near the Ula field in the southern North Sea – 7/11-14 S
10/11/2021 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 906, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7/11-14 S.
Minor oil discovery south of the Bøyla field in the North Sea – 24/12-7
09/11/2021 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 1041, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 24/12-7.
Sharing CCS knowledge in Glasgow
03/11/2021 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's Eva Halland is giving to CCS presentations this week during CoP26, the UN climate conference in Glasgow.
Oil discovery near the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea – 6407/1-9
01/11/2021 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 939, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6407/1-9.