The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announced that Tullow Oil Norge AS, operator of production licence 551, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 31/3-4. The well was dry.
The well was drilled approximately 10 kilometres north of the Troll C facility in the North Sea.
The well's primary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Late Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Sognefjord formation). Secondary exploration targets were to prove petroleum in the Paleocenic rocks (the Lista formation) and Middle/Late Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Krossfjord and Fensfjord formations and the Brent group).
In both the primary and secondary exploration targets the well encountered reservoir rocks and reservoir quality as expected.