Dry well in the Barents Sea

StatoilHydro ASA has concluded drilling of wildcat well 7120/8-4.

The well was drilled on the Askeladd Beta prospect in block 7120/8 about 6 kilometres south-west of the Snøhvit field and 150 kilometres north-west of Hammerfest. The purpose of the well was to prove hydrocarbons in Jurassic sandstones as additional resources for a potential expansion of the LNG plant on Melkøya.