Area Drilling

NorwayAn ExxonMobil Corp. affiliate came up dry at the deepest hole on the Norwegian continental shelf.Exploration well 9/4-5, on the Permian age Kogge Prospect, went to TD 5,837 m. It is in 77 m of water on PL 315 about 100 km southwest of Egersund in the southern North Sea.It employed leading edge drilling technology and new geologic modeling approaches in a high risk, new play area, said the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The well was in rocks of Late Paleozoic age at TD.The license covers blocks 8/6, 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, 9/5, 9/6 and 10/4, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, and 11/7, awarded in 2004. Participants are ExxonMobil, Statoil ASA, and Petoro 30% each and RWE-Dea Norge AS 10%.ArizonaHigh Plains ...

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