Dry well north of the Gjøa field in the northern North Sea – 36/1-4 S

Borgland-IV

Well 36/1-4 S was drilled by the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility. Photo: Dolphin Drilling.

27/01/2022 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 885, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 36/1-4 S.

The well was drilled about 65 kilometres northwest of Florø and about 60 kilometres north of Gjøafeltet in the northern part of the North Sea.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks in the Krossfjord Formation.

The well encountered the Krossfjord Formation with water-bearing sandstone rocks at about 33 metres, with poor to moderate reservoir quality. Water-bearing sandstone rocks were also encountered at about 33 metres with poor to moderate reservoir quality, of unknown age, deeper in the well. The Krossfjord Formation has traces of petroleum. The well has been classified as dry.

Data acquisition has been carried out. This is the second exploration well in production licence 885, which was awarded in APA 2016. Well 36/1-4 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 3224 metres below sea level and was terminated in basement rock.

Water depth at the site is 211 metres. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 36/1-4 S was drilled by the Borgland Dolphin drilling facility, which will now proceed to Fedafjorden.

Map showing the location of well 36/1-4 S.

Contact

Ola Anders Skauby

Director Communication, public affairs and emergency response

Tel: +47 905 98 519

Updated: 27/01/2022

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