Det norske oljeselskap ASA, operator av production license 408, has completed the drilling of exploration well 15/9-23 with the semi-submersible rig Bredford Dolphin.
The well is located between the Sleipner- and Varg Fields approximately 240 km west of Stavanger, and only 5 km north of the recent Grevling oil discovery, well 15/12-21/21A.
The well objective was to prove hydrocarbons in Middle Jurassic and Late Triassic reservoir rocks (Vestland- and Hegre Groups). The well is dry.
The well was the first to be drilled in production license 408, which was awarded after APA 2006 February 16th 2007.
The well was drilled to a total depth of 3200m subsea, and was completed in Triassic rocks (Skagerrak Formation).
The water depth at the location is 84.5m. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
About Det norske:
Det norske oljeselskap ASA has after the merger with Aker Exploration interests in a total of 70 licenses, with 32 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.