North Sea wildcat well 30/9-24 dry

Wildcat well 30/9-24 in the North Sea is dry, according to operator StatoilHydro Petroleum.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- Wildcat well 30/9-24 in the North Sea is dry, according to operator StatoilHydro Petroleum.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks belonging to the Statfjord formation. The well encountered reservoir rocks with significant thickness and medium-to-good reservoir quality in the Lower Jurassic, according to the operator.

The semisub Transocean Leader drilled the well to a vertical depth of 3,744 m (12,283 ft) below the sea surface. The well was completed in the Hegre group in the Upper Triassic and will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

The rig will now move to production license 134 B/134 C in the Norwegian Sea to drill well 6506/11-B-3H.

10/26/2009

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