ChevronTexaco has completed drilling of the wildcat well 6507/1-1 in production license 261 BS, approximately 240 km west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian North Sea. The well, which is now plugged and abandoned did not encounter hydrocarbons.
The purpose of the well was to evaluate the Sahara prospect of Cretaceous age. The company drilled the well in 397 m of water to 3,720 m TD below sea level. The well was completed in rocks of Cretaceous age. Well 6507/1-1 was drilled using the drilling rigStena Dee.