According to partner Det norske oljeselskap, the aim was to examine the extent and properties of reservoir rocks in the northernmost part of theJohan Sverdrup structure.
Well 16/2-19 encountered 6 m (19.7-ft) gross oil-bearing sandstone assumed to constitute part of the Statfjord Group. It was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,024 m (6,640 ft) and terminated in basement rocks.
A 1,000-m (3,281-ft) side track well (16/2-19A) was drilled toward the southwest to clarify the northern extent of the Draupne formation sandstones that comprise the main reservoir. This well intersected a 12-m (39.3-ft) oil-bearing sandstone/siltstone interval. It was drilled to a vertical depth of 1,971 m (6,466 ft) and terminated in basement rocks.
Results will be incorporated in the field development program.