02/03/2016 Total E&P Norge AS, operator of production licence 554, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/6-4. The well is dry.
The well was drilled about 6 kilometres northeast of the 34/6-2 S (Garantiana) oil discovery.
The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks in the the Cook formation.
The well encountered about 96 metres of aquiferous sandstone in the Cook formation with poor to moderate reservoir quality. The well is classified as dry.
Data acquisition has been carried out.
This is the fifth exploration well in production licence 554, awarded in 2010 (APA 2009).
Well 34/6-4 was drilled to a vertical depth of 4084 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Lower Jurassic Burton Formation.
Water depth in the area is 390 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 34/6-4 was drilled by the Leiv Eriksson drilling facility.
Contact in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51 87 61 00