Edison Norge AS, operator of production licence (PL) 616, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 2/11-11.
The well was drilled about seven kilometres southwest of the Valhall field and about five kilometres west of the Hod field in the North Sea.
The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Cretaceous chalk rocks (the Hod formation). Well 2/11-11 encountered about 330 metres of reservoir rocks in the Hod formation with poor reservoir quality. The well is dry.
Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 616. The licence was awarded in APA 2011.
Well 2/11-11 was drilled to a vertical depth of 3388 metres below the sea surface and was terminated in the Hidra formation (Upper Cretaceous). Water depth at the site is 68 metres. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 2/11-11 was drilled by the Transocean Searcher drilling facility, which will now be laid up.