Statoil fails to find further oil in North Sea Gina Krog area

Statoil’s first exploration well in license PL029C in the Norwegian North Sea was a dry hole.

Exploration well 15/6-14 S in license PL029C in the Norwegian North Sea
Exploration well 15/6-14 S in license PL029C in the Norwegian North Sea

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Statoil’s first exploration well in license PL029C in the Norwegian North Sea was a dry hole.

The jackupMaersk Integrator took a break from development drilling at the Gina Krog field to drill the 15/6-14 S wildcat, just north of Gina Krog and around 250 km (155 mi) west of Stavanger.

Statoil had hoped to prove petroleum in Mid-Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Hugin formation), but the well only encountered around 15 m (49 ft) of sandstone, with moderate to poor reservoir quality. The well is dry.

Water depth at the site was 114 m (374 ft). The well has since been P&A’d.

01/04/2018

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