Statoil drills dry hole west of Sleipner

Statoil’s latest wildcat in the Norwegian North Sea resulted in a dry hole, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

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OSLO, Norway – Statoil’s latest wildcat in the Norwegian North Sea resulted in a dry hole, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Well 15/8-2 was drilled by the COSL Pioneer on license PL303, 8 km (4.9 mi) west of the Sleipner Vest field.

The objective had been to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Hugin and Sleipner formations).

This was the seventh exploration well drilled on the license, awarded under Norway’s APA 2003 round. It was terminated in the Sleipner formation in the Middle Jurassic, and will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

COSL Pioneernext heads to PL152 in the northern Norwegian North Sea to drill another wildcat for Statoil.

10/12/2011

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