Equinor drills dry well near North Sea Martin Linge field

Jan. 11, 2024
Equinor Energy will plug exploration well 30/4-4 in the North Sea. The well is dry.

Equinor Energy AS will plug exploration well 30/4-4 in the North Sea (OGJ Online, Aug. 14, 2023). The well, drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen rig about 7 km north of Martin Linge field, is dry.

Well 30/4-4 was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,135 m subsea. It was terminated in shale from the Cenozoic. The primary exploration target for the well, the first drilled in production license 043 FS, was to prove petroleum in sandstone in the Hermod Member in the Palaeocene. Water depth at the site is 128 m.

The well encountered 114 m of Hermod sandstones with very good reservoir quality. Extensive wireline data has been collected.

Equinor is operator of the license with 51%. Partners are Petoro AS (30%) and Sval Energi AS (19%).