Equinor Energy AS drilled a dry well in license PL1049 in the Northern North Sea, according to a June 2 release by Longboat Energy Norge AS.
Cambozola exploration well 34/9-1S targeted Lower Cretaceous turbidite sand lobes and had the potential to be a play opener. The well was drilled to a total vertical depth of 4,393 m below sea level. Background gas readings were recorded throughout the overlying section, but the well failed to encounter any effective reservoir. Analysis of the data collected remains ongoing to understand the observed bright seismic amplitude anomaly and any remaining Lower Cretaceous prospectivity in the area.
The well will be plugged and abandoned.
Equinor is operator at PL1049 (35%) with partners Longboat Energy (25%), Petoro AS (20%), and Sval Energi AS (20%).