12/05/2017 Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 705, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6705/7-1.

The well was drilled about 80 kilometres northwest of the Aasta Hansteen field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (Nise formation).

Well 6705/7-1 encountered two reservoir intervals with a total thickness of about 200 metres of sandstone in the Nise formation with good to moderate reservoir quality. The reservoir rocks only contain weak traces of gas. The well is classified as dry.

Data acquisition and sampling were carried out.

This is the first exploration well in production licence 705. The licence was awarded in the 22nd licensing round in 2013.

Well 6705/7-1 was drilled to a vertical depth of 3250 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Nise formation in the Upper Cretaceous.

Water depth at the site is 1404 metres. The well has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6705/7-1 was drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility. Following a short break, the rig will proceed to the UK shelf to drill three wells for Statoil.


Contact in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tel. +47 51 87 61 00


Updated: 16/05/2017