Equinor hits dust in Norwegian Sea well
- Exploration & Production
Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well in the Norwegian Sea. The well is dry.
The well, named 6407/11-1, is located in production license 751 where Equinor is the operator. It has been drilled about 15 kilometers southeast of the Njord field and 120 kilometers north of Kristiansund.
According to a Wednesday report by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks in the Tofte formation, and the secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks in the Tilje formation, both from the Early Jurassic Age.
In the primary exploration target, the well encountered the Tofte formation of about 115 meters, of which effective reservoir rocks of 75 meters with sandstone of good to very good reservoir quality. The reservoir is aquiferous with traces of oil.
The Tilje formation of about 215 meters was encountered in the secondary exploration target, with effective reservoir rocks of 155 meters of sandstone, mainly of good to very good reservoir quality. The well is classified as dry. Extensive volumes of data and samples have been collected.
This is the first exploration well in production license 751 which was awarded in APA 2013.
The well 6407/11-1 was drilled to a vertical depth of 2152 meters below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Åre formation from the Early Jurassic Age. Water depth is 314 meters. It will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
The well 6407/11-1 was drilled by the Deepsea Bergen drilling rig, which will now drill wildcat well 35/11-22 S in production license 248 C in the North Sea, where Equinor Energy is the operator.