North Sea wildcat 6407/12-2 dry

Wildcat well 6407/12-2 in the North Sea is dry, says operator GDF SUEZ E&P Norge.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- Wildcat well 6407/12-2 in the North Sea is dry, says operator GDF SUEZ E&P Norge. The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Eocene to Paleocene Ages. The well encountered reservoir rocks of minor thickness and poorer quality than expected, the company says.

The semisub Aker Barents drilled the well to TD of 1,481 m (4,858 ft) below the sea surface. The well was terminated in rocks from the Late Cretaceous and will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Following P&A operations, the rig will move to production license 460 to drill wildcat well 25/1-11, operated by Det norske oljeselskap ASA.

12/22/2009

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