Paladin tests Hummer

Paladin Resources drills two wells close to Blane/Varg fields in the North Sea

Offshore staff

(Stavanger) Paladin Resources Norge has completed drilling of the sandstone Hummer prospect in the Norwegian North Sea, just north of the Blane field. Well 1/2-2 was drilled by the jack-upMaersk Giant to a depth of 3,434 m into Late Cretaceous rocks; there were indications of hydrocarbons at around 3,145 m, in Early Tertiary sandstone.

The rig was due to move to block 15/12 to drill an appraisal well in Production License 038 on the Varg South discovery.

02/06/2006

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