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Dry well northeast of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea – 6507/3-16

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Well 6507/3-16 was drilled by the Deepsea Nordkapp drilling facility. Photo: Odfjell Drilling.

29/08/2022 Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 941, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-16.

The well was drilled about 12 km northeast of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea and 220 kilometres west of Sandnessjøen.

The well's primary exploration target was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks in the Lower Jurassic and Upper Triassic (the Båt Group and Grey Beds). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks in the Palaeocene (the Tang Formation).

In the primary exploration target, well 6507/3-16 encountered sandstone layers totalling about 200 metres with good reservoir quality. The preliminary interpretation is that this is part of the Båt Group in the Lower Jurassic and Grey Beds in the Upper Triassic. 2-3 metres of sandstone was encountered in the secondary exploration target in the Tang Formation.

The well is dry.

Data acquisition was carried out.

This is the second exploration well in production licence 941, which was awarded in APA 2017.

Well 6507/3-16 was drilled to a vertical depth of 2205 metres below sea level and was terminated in the Grey Beds from the Triassic.

The water depth is 374 metres. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 6507/3-16 was drilled by the Deepsea Nordkapp drilling facility, which is now moving on to drill production well 6507/5-A-3 AH on the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea, where Aker BP ASA is the operator.

Map showing the location of well 6507/3-16.

 

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Updated: 29/08/2022

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