Dry well north of the Gjøa field in the northern North Sea – 36/1-4 S
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.
There are vast proven gas resources on the Norwegian shelf which are currently without development plans. Much of this gas is located in tight reservoirs – which makes it difficult to produce.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has conducted a mapping of gas resources that, for various reasons, have yet to be developed. Several of these discoveries could be produced in a manner that is profitable from a socio-economic perspective.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Harbour Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 15/9-25 in production licence 1138, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is changing its name to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate as of 1 January 2024. The new name reflects the additional responsibilities assigned to the directorate in recent years.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy ASA drilling permit for well 35/11-28 S in production licence 248 C, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Neptune Energy Norge AS drilling permit for well 35/6-4 A in production licence 929, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations.