Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco ASA), operator of production license 396, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7228/1-1.
The well was drilled about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of Hammerfest and about 31 miles (50 kilometers) east of the 7226/2-1 discovery.
The well's primary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Jurassic and Triassic reservoir rocks (the Realgrunnen subgroup). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in the Snadd and Kobbe formations of Late and Middle Triassic Age.
The well encountered reservoir rocks with reservoir quality as expected in both exploration targets and with weak traces of petroleum in the primarily goal. Data acquisition has been carried out, but all levels are aquiferous. The well is dry.