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02/05/2011 BG Norge AS, operator of production licence 522, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6604/2-1.
The well has been drilled about 45 kilometres southwest of the discovery 6705/10-1 Asterix and 60 kilometres north of the discovery 6603/12-1 Gro.
The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Upper Cretaceous (the Springar formation). It encountered the Springar formation with reservoir rocks and reservoir quality as expected, but the well is dry. Data acquisition and sampling were carried out.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 522. The production licence was awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.
The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 3511 metres below the surface of the sea and was terminated in the Springar formation. The water depth is 1262 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 6604/2-1 was drilled by the Aker Barents drilling facility, which is moving to production licence 377S west of the Vega field in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 35/7-1 S, where Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS is the operator.
Contact in the NPD
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel.+ 47 51 87 61 00