Eni Norge AS, operator of production licence 529, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 7016/2-1.
The well was drilled in the Barents Sea about 185 kilometres southwest of the Snøhvit field and 160 kilometres northwest of Tromsø.
The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Eocene and Paleocene reservoir rocks (the Sotbakken Group).
The well did not encounter reservoir rocks in the Sotbakken Group. The well is dry.
Data acquisition has been carried out.
The well is the first exploration well in production licence 529. The licence was awarded in the 20th licensing round.