Ekofisk wildcat comes up dry

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS has completed drilling of the HP/HT wildcat well 2/4-20 in the North Sea, but no hydrocarbons were found, according to the company.

Offshore Staff

STAVANGER -- ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS has completed drilling of the HP/HT wildcat well 2/4-20 in the North Sea, but no hydrocarbons were found, according to the company.

The well tested two prospective levels of the Middle Late Jurassic and Permian ages that defined the North Ekofisk prospect. It was drilled in 68 m (223 ft) of water to a TVD of 5,673 m (18,612 ft) and terminated in Middle Permian rock.

Reservoir development was proven in both exploration targets, but no hydrocarbons were found, neither in the Jurassic nor Permian levels. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Mærsk Gallant drilled the wildcat, which will now move to block 2/9 in the North Sea, where it will drill a wildcat well in production license 273.

02/21/2008

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