Dry well in the Norwegian Sea

This article originates from the news archive of Det norske.

9. February 2010

Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator of productionlicense 476, has finished drilling of exploration well 6507/11-10. The well, which was dry, is located approximately 5.5km east of the Midgard Field and 30km south of the Heidrun Field.

The objective of this well was to test the hydrocarbon potential of Middle- and Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (Fangst- and Båt Groups). The well encountered slightly thinner reservoir intervals than prognosed but with good reservoir quality. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6507/11-10 was drilled by the drilling rig Songa Delta which will now proceed to

Songa Delta

Songa Delta

production license 001B in the North Sea to drill an appraisal well on the Draupne structure where Det norske oljeselskap ASA is operator.

Holders of production license 476 are Det norske oljeselskap ASA (40%, operator), Lundin Petroleum (30%), and Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) (30%).

About Det norske:
Det norske oljeselskap ASA has after the merger with Aker Exploration interests in a total of 81 licenses, with 36 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 activiy 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 176. The company`s registered office is located in Trondheim. The company also has offices in Oslo, Harstad, and Stavanger.