Det norske hits dry well in Norwegian Sea

"Deepsea Delta". Photo: SONGA OFFSHORE

"Deepsea Delta". Photo: SONGA OFFSHORE

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY: Det norske oljeselskap ASA has hit a dry well with wildcat 6407/2-4 (Fongen). Drilled by Songa Offshore semisubmersible Songa Delta in 269 meters (882 ft) of water, the well was spudded west of the Midgard gas field 6507/11-1 in the Norwegian Sea.

The company will permanently plug and abandon the well, which tested potential hydrocarbon reservoirs of the Middle Jurassic (Fangst Group). Reservoir rocks were encountered with the prognosed thicknesses and good reservoir quality.

The well is the first exploration well in production license 380. The license was awarded Jan. 6, 2006 after the 2005 APA round. The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,972 meters (9,750 ft) below sea-level and was terminated inside the Ile Formation of Middle Jurassic age.

Songa Delta will next head to production license 483S in the Norwegian Sea to drill wildcat 6609/10-2. Det norske oljeselskap ASA will be operator of that well.

Det norske oljeselskap ASA is operator of License 380 with 70 percent interest; VNG Norge AS holds 30 percent.

Source: Energy Current

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