TRONDHEIM, Norway – The semi-submersible Bredford Dolphin has completed drilling of a dry well on the Skardkollen prospect in the Norwegian North Sea for operator Det norske oljeselskap.
Well 15/9-23, the first on production license 408, was located between the producing Sleipner and Varg Fields, around 240 km (149 mi) west of Stavanger, and 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the recent Grevling oil discovery. According to Detnor, the objective was to prove hydrocarbons in Middle Jurassic and Late Triassic reservoir rocks (Vestland- and Hegre Groups).
The well was drilled in a water depth of 84.5 m (277 ft) to a total depth of 3,200m (10,498 ft) subsea, and was completed in Triassic rocks (Skagerrak Formation). It will be permanently plugged and abandoned.