Statoil wildcat comes up dry

Statoil ASA has completed drilling of wildcat well 6507/8-7 in the Norwegian North Sea without encountering hydrocarbons.

Statoil ASA has completed drilling of wildcat well 6507/8-7 in the Norwegian North Sea without encountering hydrocarbons.

The well is in production license 124, block 6507/8, 170 km off the Helgeland coast in 333 m of water. It targeted a structure called Kappa, about 1 km southeast of the Heidrun field. The well was drilled to 2,952 m TD from the waterline and completed in rocks from the early Jurassic Age. Its purpose was to prove oil in Cretaceous and Jurassic sandstone.

The semisubmersibleDeep Sea Bergen, which drilled the well in 27 days, has left the location and is working on the Heidrun field.

02/04/04

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