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Norway: Statoil spuds wildcat on North Sea structure

Statoil Petroleum AS has spudded the 16/2-12 exploratory well on the Geitungen structure in the North Sea midway between the Johan Sverdrup discovery and the Aldous Major North discovery offshore Norway.

Jurassic sandstones similar to those at Johan Sverdrup are the main objective of the well on the PL265 license. Planned total depth is 2,060 m.

Interests in the well are Statoil 40%, Petoro 30%, Det norske oljeselskap ASA 20%, and Lundin Norway AS 10%.

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