PGNiG Upstream Norway AS drilled a dry hole at Copernicus exploration well 6608/1-1S in production license (PL) 1017 in the Norwegian Sea, partner Longboat Energy Norge AS said in a release Sept. 14. The well will be plugged.
The well was drilled to a total vertical depth of 2,400 m subsea and targeted Plio-Pleistocene formations in Vøring basin (OGJ Online, Aug. 30, 2022). Background gas readings were recorded, 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 prospectivity in the area.
PGNiG Upstream Norway AS is operator at PL1017 (50%). Partners are Equinor Energy AS (40%) and Longboat Energy (10%).