Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 554, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 34/6-6 S.
The well was drilled about 10 kilometres north of the Visund field, and about 190 kilometres northwest of Bergen.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks in the Brent Group from the Middle Jurassic.
Well 34/6-6 S encountered the Tarbert, Etive and Rannoch Formation totalling 140 metres, of which about 90 metres were sandstone layers with poor to good reservoir quality. In addition, 14 metres of sandstone layers with poor to moderate reservoir quality were proven in the Cook Formation with a total thickness of approx. 75 metres.
The well is dry. Data acquisition has been carried out.
Well 34/6-6 S was drilled to measured and vertical depths of 3965 metres and 3713 metres below sea level, and was terminated in the Burton Formation from the Early Jurassic.
Water depth at the site is 374 metres. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.
The well was drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen drilling facility, which will now drill a development well on the Vigdis field in production licence 089 in the North Sea, where Equinor Energy AS is the operator.
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.