Talisman completes North Sea wildcat

Talisman Energy has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 2/1-13 S in the North Sea.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- Talisman Energy has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 2/1-13 S in the North Sea.

The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Middle Jurassic and Triassic ages. The well encountered hydrocarbons in sandstone with poor reservoir quality from the Middle Jurassic, the company says. The reservoir in the Triassic section is water filled.

The well was not formation tested, but has provided information about the extent and quality of the Jurassic and Triassic reservoir rocks. The well also provides information about pressure and temperature conditions in the area around the Gyda field, the company says.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 4,317 m (14,163 ft) below the sea surface and concluded in Triassic rocks. It will now be permanently P&A'd.

02/24/2009

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