Lundin Norge AS, operator of production licence 584, is in the process of completing drilling of wildcat well 6405/12-1.
The well was drilled approximately 80km northeast of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.
The well’s primary and secondary exploration targets were to prove petroleum in Palaeocene and late Cretaceous reservoir rocks (Tang formation and Shetland group, respectively).
The well did not encounter a reservoir in the Tang formation. Traces of gas were encountered in sandstone of poor reservoir quality in the Shetland group. The well is classified as dry.
This was the first exploration well in production licence 584, which was awarded in APA 2010.
Well 6405/12-1 was drilled to a vertical depth of 3305m below the sea surface and was terminated in the Springar formation in upper Cretaceous.
Water depth is 418m. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
The well was drilled by the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility, which is now proceed to a contract with RWE Dea Norge AS.
Adapted from press release