Dual-target, Mol Norge-operated well comes up dry

Mol Norge will plug exploration well 3/7-11 S, which was targeting the Vinstra and Otta prospects in PL539 in the North Sea. Both targets were dry, reported partner Lundin Norway AS. The well was drilled by the Rowan Viking jack up rig 7 km southwest of Trym field on the eastern side of the Mangal High, 2 km north of the border with Denmark in 66 m of water.

May 24th, 2019

Mol Norge will plug exploration well 3/7-11 S, which was targeting the Vinstra and Otta prospects in PL539 in the North Sea (OGJ Online, Jan. 10, 2019). Both targets were dry, reported partner Lundin Norway AS.

The well was drilled by the Rowan Viking jack up rig 7 km southwest of Trym field on the eastern side of the Mangal High, 2 km north of the border with Denmark in 66 m of water. Drilled to respective vertical and measured depths of 3,670 m and 3,893 m subsea, the well was terminated in the Permian.

The main objective of the well was to test the reservoir properties and hydrocarbon potential of the Middle Jurassic sandstones in the Otta prospect and of the deeper Rotliegendes sandstones in the Vinstra prospect.

The well encountered thin and tight, dry sandstones in the Otta interval. No reservoir was present in the Vinstra prospect. Data have been acquired and samples were taken. The Rowan Viking will be temporarily laid up.

Mol Norge serves as operator with 60%. Partners are Lundin Norway 20% and Wintershall Norge AS 20%.

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