Wintershall Norge AS disclosed that it drilled a dry hole at the 33/6-4 wildcat on Production License 370 in the North Sea 25 km northwest of Statfjord Nord field.
The well’s goal was to find hydrocarbons in reservoir rocks of Paleocene age, but the Lista formation did not contain reservoir rock, Wintershall said. It was the first exploratory well on the license, awarded in 2005. Total depth is 1,814 m below sea level in the Jorsalfare formation of the Upper Cretaceous Shetland Group.
The Borgland Dolphin semisubmersible, which drilled 33/6-4 in 328 m of water, will move to PL 554 to drill the 34/6-2 wildcat operated by Total E&P Norge AS.