ConocoPhillips Skandinavia, operator of production licence 1009, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6507/4-1.
The well was drilled about 27 kilometres southwest of the Skarv field in the central part of the Norwegian Sea and 240 kilometres northwest of Brønnøysund.
The primary and secondary exploration targets for the well were to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Albian and Aptian Ages respectively, in the Early Cretaceous (Intra Lange Formation sandstones).
In the primary exploration target, the well encountered a 27-metre gas column in sandstone layers in the Lange Formation, with moderate but uncertain reservoir quality. The gas/water contact was not encountered. No reservoir rocks were encountered in the secondary target.
The well is the first exploration well in production license 1009. The license was awarded in APA 2018.
The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 4960 metres below sea level, and it was terminated in the Lange Formation from the Early Cretaceous Age.