ConocoPhillips hits dust in North Sea well

  • Exploration & Production

ConocoPhillips has concluded the drilling of a wildcat well near the Balder field in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The well is dry. 

The well was drilled about 7 kilometers northwest of the Balder field in the central part of the North Sea and 200 kilometers west of Stavanger.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Eocene reservoir rocks (the Hordaland Group). The well encountered two thin sandstone layers of about one meter in the Hordaland Group, with very good reservoir properties and traces of petroleum. The well is classified as dry.

The well 25/7-9 S was drilled to respective measured and vertical depths of 1955 and 1899 meters below sea level, and the well was terminated in the Sele Formation. Data has been collected in the well.

This is the second exploration well in production license 917. The license was awarded in APA 2017. Water depth at the site is 126 meters. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.

The well 25/7-9 S was drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson drilling semi-submersible rig.

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