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Statoil wildcat well near Gina Krog dry

Written by  OE Staff Thursday, 04 January 2018 03:16

A wildcat well drilled by Statoil near the Gina Krog field in the Norwegian North Sea was dry, says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). 

The well, 15/6-14 S in production license 029 C, was drilled just north of the Gina Krog field about 250km west of Stavanger.

The well's objective was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Hugin formation) and to conduct extensive data acquisition, in the event of a discovery. The well encountered about 15m of sandstone in the Hugin formation, with moderate to poor reservoir quality. The well was dry, says the NPD.

The well was the first exploration well in production licence 029 C. The license was awarded in October 2012 after the carve-out from production licence 029.

The well, drilled in 114m water depth using the Maersk Integrator drilling rig has been permanently plugged and abandoned.

The Maersk Integrator will now continue development well drilling on the Gina Krog field.

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