Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Dry well southwest of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea - 13/10/2015

Dry well southwest of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea

Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 642, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6306/5-2. The well is dry.

The well was drilled about 65 kilometres southwest of the Njord field and 35 kilometres southeast of the 6406/12-3 S and A discoveries (Pil and Bue) in the Norwegian Sea.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Rogn formation) and Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Melke formation).

Well 6306/5-2 encountered an approx. 12-metre thick sandstone layer in the Rogn formation, with good reservoir quality. The well also encountered 247 metres of sandstone in the Melke formation with moderate reservoir quality. The well is dry.

Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.

This is the first exploration well in production licence 642, which was awarded in APA 2011.

Well 6306/5-2 was drilled to a vertical depth of 3192 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Melke formation in the Upper Jurassic.

Water depth at the site is 226 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6306/5-2 was drilled by the Bredford Dolphin drilling facility, which will now proceed to drill wildcat well 16/1-25 S in production licence 338 C in the North Sea, where Lundin Norway AS is the operator.

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