Norwegian oil main Equinor has failed to seek out hydrocarbons after drilling a wildcat properly within the Barents Sea offshore Norway.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) mentioned on Friday
that the properly in query was 7018/5-1, situated in manufacturing license 960, drilled
some 100 kilometres southwest of the Snøhvit area, and about 195 kilometres
west of Hammerfest.
The major exploration goal for the properly was to show
petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Early Jurassic to Middle Jurassic Age – the
Stø and Nordmela Formations.
The secondary exploration goal was to show petroleum in
reservoir rocks from the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic Age – the Tubåen
Equinor encountered two water-bearing sandstone intervals in
the Stø Formation with a complete thickness of 180 metres, with good reservoir
properties. The properly didn’t attain the underside of the bottom sandstone interval
within the Stø Formation, nor the Nordmela and Tubåen Formations.
The properly was drilled to a vertical depth of 1,099 metres
under sea degree and was terminated within the Stø Formation from the Middle
Weak traces of petroleum have been noticed within the sandstones in
the Stø Formation. Equinor labeled the properly as dry. The properly will now be
completely plugged and deserted. This is the primary exploration properly in
manufacturing license 960 which was awarded within the 24th licensing spherical in 2018.
Well 7018/5-1 was drilled by the West Hercules drilling
facility, which is able to now drill a pilot properly on the Askeladden area in
manufacturing license 064 within the Barents Sea, the place Equinor is the operator.
It is value reminding that the drilling allow for the properly was awarded to Equinor in late October. At the time, the NPD said that properly can be drilled after the West Hercules rig finishes the drilling the 6407/1-Eight S wildcat in manufacturing licence 263D.
As for the 6407/1-Eight S properly, Equinor labeled it as a minor gasoline discovery. It is situated close to the Maria area within the Norwegian Sea.
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