North Sea wildcat well dry

Wildcat well 35/9-5 in the North Sea is dry, says operator Nexen Exploration Norge.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- Wildcat well 35/9-5 in the North Sea is dry, says operator Nexen Exploration Norge. The well did not encounter expected reservoir rocks in the Lower Cretaceous, although, non-mobile petroleum was encountered in reservoir rock with little thickness and poor reservoir quality deeper in the Cretaceous.

The semisub West Alpha drilled the well to a vertical depth of 3,513 m (11,526 ft) below the sea surface. The well was terminated in the Middle Jurassic and will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

02/05/2010

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