Capricorn Norge drills dry hole in Norwegian Sea

Capricorn Norge AS will plug exploration well 6508/1-3 in PL 758, 6 km southeast of Norne field in the Norwegian Sea. The well was a dry hole.

Capricorn Norge AS will plug exploration well 6508/1-3 in PL 758, 6 km southeast of Norne field in the Norwegian Sea. The well was a dry hole.

The exploration well—the first in the license—was drilled to a vertical depth of 1,663 m subsea with Transocean’s Arctic semisubmersible drilling rig 200 km northwest of Bronnoysund. It was terminated in the Are formation. Water depth at the site is 390 m.

The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Are formation).

Well 6508/1-3 encountered 170 m of alternating layers of sandstone, claystone, and coal in the Are formation, of which 50 m of sandstone were very good reservoir quality. There are no traces of petroleum in the well.

Data acquisition has been carried out.

Capricorn Norge is operator of PL 758 with 50%. Partners are Skagen44 AS 30% and Lundin Norway AS 20%.

The drilling rig will now drill wildcat well 6608/11-9 in PL 842 in the Norwegian Sea, where Capricorn Norge AS is operator.

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