Wildcat well nears completion
A/S Norske Shell, operator of production licence 793, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/10-5.
The well has been drilled about 20 km southwest of the Draugen field, less than 10 km southeast of the Njord field in the southern section of the Norwegian Sea and about 100 km north of Kristiansund.
The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rock from the Upper Jurassic (the Rogn Formation). The well was drilled 330 m into the Rogn Formation, of which 134 m were sandstone of moderate to good reservoir quality. The well is dry.
Data acquistion has been carried out from the well. This is the first exploration well in production licence 793 awarded in APA 2015.
The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2850 m below the sea surface and terminated in the Rogn Formation in Upper Jurassic.
The water depth at the site is 336 m. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
The well was drilled by the drilling facility Transocean Barents.
Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall