STAVANGER -- Wildcat well 2/5-14 S, located west of the 2/5-3 Sørøst Tor oil discovery in the North Sea, is dry, according to Lundin Norway.
The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Cretaceous chalk reservoirs. Residual/non-mobile oil was encountered in the well, in reservoir rock of medium thickness and poor reservoir quality.
Sandstone was also encountered with interesting Paleocene reservoir development, but only traces of petroleum were proven, the company says. A planned sidetrack, 2/5 14 A, which was to delineate the 2/5-3 Sørøst Tor discovery, will no longer be drilled.
The jackupMærsk Gallant drilled the well to a vertical depth of 3,464 m (11,365 ft) below the sea surface. The well was concluded in Late Cretaceous rock and will now be plugged and abandoned.
The rig will now be moved to production license 018 in the Ekofisk area where it will begin work for ConocoPhillips.