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14/10/2013 RWE DEA Norge AS, operator of production licence 330, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6608/2-1 S.
The well was drilled about 60 kilometres east of the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea.
The well's primary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Fangst group). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Late Cretaceous (the Shetland group) and the Early Jurassic (the Båt group).
The well did not reach the Fangst and Båt groups and no reservoir development was proven in the Shetland group. The well will be classified as dry. Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 330. The production licence was awarded in the 18th licensing round in 2004.
The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 5574 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in rocks from the Early Cretaceous. Water depth at the site is 303 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 6608/2-1 S was drilled with the Transocean Winner drilling facility, which will now proceed to production licence 203 in the North Sea to complete production wells on the Alvheim field, where Marathon Oil Norge AS is the operator.
Contact in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel.+ 47 51 87 61 00