Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 923, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 31/2-23 S.
The well was drilled about 3 kilometres west of the Troll field in the North Sea and about 120 kilometres northwest of Bergen.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks in the Brent Group.
The well encountered the Brent Group with a thickness of around 135 metres, including sandstone layers of around 80 metres with good reservoir quality. The well is dry and data acquisition has been carried out.
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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Dea Norge AS drilling permit for well 6406/3-12 S in production licence 836 S, cf. Section 13 of the Resource Management Regulations. The well is a re-spud of well 6406/3-11 S and located 70m southeast of the first well.
The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) are postponing the planned seminar on safe CO2 storage due to ongoing work on updating the CO2 Storage Regulations.