Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announces dry well east of the Gyda field in the North Sea

9/23/2013

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announces dry well east of the Gyda field in the North Sea

STAVANGER -- Det norske, operator of production licence 542, has completed drilling of wildcat well 2/1-15. The well was drilled about 8 km east of the Gyda field in the North Sea.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper and Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Ula and Bryne formations). The well encountered reservoir rocks with poorer reservoir quality than expected. Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out which showed that both levels are aquiferous. The well is dry.

2/1-15 is the first exploration well in production licence 542. The licence was awarded in APA 2009. The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 3554 m below the sea surface and was terminated in Triassic rocks. Water depth is 70 m. The well has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 2/1-15 was drilled by the Maersk Giant drilling facility which will now proceed to production licence 541 in the southeastern part of the North Sea to drill wildcat well 4/4-1 where Repsol Exploration Norge is the operator.

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