25/06/2014 E.ON E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 558, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6507/5-7. The well has been drilled about 18 kilometres southeast of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea.

The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Middle and Lower Jurassic period (the Fangst and Båt group).

It encountered 12 and 15 metres of reservoir rocks of very high reservoir quality in the Garn and Ile formation in the Fangst group, respectively. In addition, about 20 and 30 metres of reservoir rocks of very high reservoir quality were encountered in the Tilje and Åre formation in the Båt group, respectively. The well is dry.

Data acquisition has been carried out.

The well is the first exploration well in production licence 558. The licence was awarded in APA 2009. 

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 1597 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in Early Jurassic rocks in the Åre formation. The water depth at the site is 400 metres. The well has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6507/5-7 was drilled by the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility, which will now proceed to production licence 507 in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 31/10-1, where Tullow Oil Norge AS is the operator.

Contact in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51 87 61 00


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Updated: 25/06/2014