North Sea wildcat well 25/5-6 dry

Wildcat well 25/5-6 in production license 363 in the central North Sea is dry, according to operator Lundin Petroleum.

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLM -- Wildcat well 25/5-6 in production license 363 in the central North Sea is dry, according to operator Lundin Petroleum. The primary target of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Paleocene reservoir rocks (the Hermod formation). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Upper Eocene reservoir rocks.

The primary target encountered reservoir rocks of expected thickness and with very good reservoir qualities. The secondary target encountered reservoir rocks with little thickness and of poor reservoir quality, the company reports.

The rig Transocean Winner drilled the well to a vertical depth of 2,446 m (8,024 ft) below sea level. The well was terminated in the Lista formation in strata from the Upper Paleocene. Water depth at the site is 118 m (387 ft).

The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

09/21/2009

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