The well has been drilled about 72 km east of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea and 55 km northwest of Kristiansund.
The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Rogn Formation). The secondary exploration target was to investigate the reservoir potential in basement rock.
The well encountered 152 m of sandstone, 73 m of which were presumably in the Rogn Formation from the Upper Jurassic Age, with good to very good reservoir quality.
The sequence under the Rogn Formation consists of sandstones of unknown age, 25 m of which with moderate reservoir quality.
In the secondary exploration target, the well encountered about 76 m of tight basement rock.
The well is dry, with no traces of petroleum. Data acquisition has been performed.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 886, which was awarded in APA 2016.
Well 6306/9-1 was drilled to a vertical depth of 1025 m below sea level, and was terminated in basement rock.
Water depth at the site is 228 m. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 6306/9-1 was drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility, which will now commence a stay at the shipyard in Bergen.
Read the latest issue of Oilfield Technology in full for free: Issue 4 2021
The issue starts with a report from Rystad Energy focusing on the outlook for the upstream industry in the Middle East. The rest of the issue is dedicated to features covering production optimisation, drill bits, pipeline integrity, health and safety, and more.
Exclusive contributions come from Varel Energy Solutions, Rystad Energy, Gyrodata, 3X Engineering, Tracerco, Ulterra Drilling Technologies and more.
Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/exploration/17012022/lundin-energy-drills-dry-well-in-norwegian-sea/
You might also like
By implementing the company’s CwD services, Hunt Oil reduced the number of runs required, with a saving on time and cost.