Dry well in the southwestern Barents Sea – 7018/5-1

04/12/2020 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 960, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7018/5-1.

The well was drilled about 100 kilometres southwest of the Snøhvit field, and about 195 kilometres west of Hammerfest.

The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Early Jurassic to Middle Jurassic Age (the Stø and Nordmela Formations). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic Age (the Tubåen Formation).

The well encountered two water-bearing sandstone intervals in the Stø Formation with a total thickness of 180 metres, with good reservoir properties. The well did not reach the bottom of the lowest sandstone interval in the Stø Formation, nor the Nordmela and Tubåen Formations.

Weak traces of petroleum were observed in the sandstones in the Stø Formation.

The well has been classified as dry.

This is the first exploration well in production licence 960. The licence was awarded in the 24th licensing round in 2018.

Well 7018/5-1 was drilled to a vertical depth of 1099 metres below sea level and it was terminated in the Stø Formation from the Middle Jurassic Age.

Water depth at the site is 307 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 7018/5-1 was drilled by the West Hercules drilling facility, which will now drill a pilot well on the Askeladden field in production licence 064 in the Barents Sea, where Equinor Energy AS is the operator.

Map of well 7018-5-1

 

Contact
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg

Tel: +47 51 87 61 00

Updated: 04/12/2020

Latest news

Dry well north of the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea – 6507/8-11 S
29/11/2022 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 124, has concluded the drilling of exploration well 6507/8-11 S.
Correction of production figures October 2022
25/11/2022 NPD has made an adjustment to the preliminary gas-production figures for October.
Welcome to IEA Technical Collaboration workshops
10/11/2022 22. – 23. November: Research and experience on Enhanced Oil Recovery. 24. November: "Oil and gas in the context of energy security and transition".
Drilling permit for well 25/10-17 S
10/11/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well 25/10-17 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Drilling permit for well 16/1-35 S
08/11/2022 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP ASA drilling permit for well 16/1-35 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
All status reports are now on the FactPages and the FactMaps
04/11/2022 All available status reports (relinquishment reports) are now available on the FactPages.
Gas/condensate discovery near the Oseberg field in the North Sea
04/11/2022 OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 1100, is in the process of concluding the drilling of exploration wells 30/5-4 S and 30/5-4 A.
Announcement: Acreage for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf
02/11/2022 On 2 November 2022, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announced an area for CO2 storage pursuant to the CO2 Storage Regulations.
Sharing data from older wells
31/10/2022 Production and injection data from older wellbores is now available in Diskos.
Impact assessment for mineral activity on the Norwegian continental shelf
27/10/2022 The impact assessment in connection with the opening process for seabed mineral activities is now being put forward for consultation, with a deadline for responses of 27 January 2023.