Drilling operations on Stirby completed

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

14. December 2010

Det norske oljeselskap ASA has as operator completed exploration well 24/12-6S T2 in PL 341, located about 75 kilometers north of the North Sea Sleipner field.

In the Upper Jurassic primary target, at about 4330 meters depth, only thin sand stones with no   hydrocarbons were encountered.

Songa Delta

Songa Delta

In the secondary Mid Jurassic target, at about 4870 meters depth, approximately 100 meters of massive sand stones with low porosity were encountered. Logs indicated gas and condensate, but it has not been possible to verify these hydrocarbon indications with pressure samples. The well will thus be classified as dry.

The well was drilled to a total depth of 5050 meters and ended in water bearing sandstones in  Lower Hugin or Sleipner formations.

The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned. Well 24/12-6S T2 was drilled with the Songa Delta semi submersible drilling unit. The next assignment for Songa Delta will be to drill appraisal well 35/12-3 for Wintershall in PL 378.

About Det norske:
Det norske oljeselskap ASA has interests in a total of 72 licenses, with 35 operatorships. Det norske is the second-largest operating company on the Norwegian Continental Shelf both considering number of operatotships and exploration activity. I 2009 the company operated nine exploration wells, and the high activity will continue in 2010. Det norske runs its activities in a safe and responsible manner in close cooperation with the authorities.

Det norske currently employs a staff of 190. The company`s registered office is located in Trondheim. The company also has offices in Oslo, Harstad, and Stavanger. Det norske is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (DETNOR).