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Wellesley Petroleum fails to find hydrocarbons with 6204/11-3 well in PL 829

Wellesley Petroleum fails to find hydrocarbons with 6204/11-3 well in PL 829

Wellesley Petroleum has failed to find any hydrocarbons following the drilling of exploratory well 6204/11-3 in production licence 829 (PL 829) in the Norwegian North Sea. The wild cat well was spudded by the PL 829 operator nearly 75 kilometres north of the Gjøa field and 60 kilometres northwest of the Norwegian town of Florø. […]

Neptune Energy gets NPD nod for drilling 6406/12-G-1 H well in PL 586

Neptune Energy gets NPD nod for drilling 6406/12-G-1 H well in PL 586

Neptune Energy has been granted a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for drilling well 6406/12-G-1 H in production licence 586 (PL 586) in the Norwegian Sea. The wildcat well will be drilled by using the West Phoenix drilling facility once it wraps up the drilling of observation well 6406/12-H-4 for Neptune Energy […]

Spirit Energy encounters dry well in PL 780 near Aasen field in North Sea

Spirit Energy encounters dry well in PL 780 near Aasen field in North Sea

Spirit Energy Norway has failed to find any hydrocarbons in production licence 780 (PL 780), 5km north of the Ivar Aasen field in the Norwegian North Sea, following the drilling of wildcat well 16/1-33 S. The operator of the PL 780 licence drilled the wildcat well 16/1-33 S with the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility in […]

Equinor makes minor oil discovery in PL 089 near Vigdis field in North Sea

Equinor makes minor oil discovery in PL 089 near Vigdis field in North Sea

Equinor Energy has made a minor oil discovery in production licence 089 (PL 089) through the drilling of the 34/7-E-4 AH wildcat well near the Vigdis field in the Norwegian North Sea. The goal of the 34/7-E-4 AH exploratory well was to determine the presence of hydrocarbons in reservoir rocks from the Middle Jurassic Age […]

Equinor encounters dry well near Fram field in Norwegian North Sea

Equinor encounters dry well near Fram field in Norwegian North Sea

Equinor Energy, the operator of production licence 827 S in the Norwegian North Sea, has failed to find any hydrocarbons following the drilling of wildcat well 35/10-6. The wildcat well was drilled nearly 20 kilometres northwest of the Fram field in the northern region of the North Sea, and nearly 145 kilometres northwest of Bergen. […]

Northern Lights CCS project : Equinor and partners complete drilling of exploration well

Northern Lights CCS project : Equinor and partners complete drilling of exploration well

Oil and gas giants Equinor, Shell, and Total have reported positive results from the drilling of an exploration well 31/5-7 Eos located south of the Troll field in the North Sea as part of the Northern Lights CCS project. The drilling of the wildcat well 31/5-7 is to study if the reservoir in the Johansen […]

Skogul oil field : Aker BP set to begin production from Norwegian oil field

Skogul oil field : Aker BP set to begin production from Norwegian oil field

Aker BP and PGNiG have secured consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to begin production at the Skogul oil field in production licence 460 in the North Sea. The offshore Norwegian field has been developed with a subsea template tied-in to the Alvheim FPSO through the Vilje field. Discovered in 2010 following the drilling of […]

Lundin Norway gets NPD permit for drilling wildcat well 7221/4-1 in PL 609

Lundin Norway gets NPD permit for drilling wildcat well 7221/4-1 in PL 609

Lundin Norway has been granted a permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for drilling the wildcat well 7221/4-1 in production licence 609 (PL 609) in the Barents Sea. The company, which is the operator of production licence 609 with 40% stake, will drill well 7221/4-1 using the West Bollsta drilling facility. The other partners […]

ConocoPhillips hits dry well in PL 917 near Balder field in North Sea

ConocoPhillips hits dry well in PL 917 near Balder field in North Sea

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia could not find any hydrocarbons through the drilling of wildcat well 25/7-9 S in production licence 917 (PL 917), offshore Norway. The ConocoPhillips subsidiary, which is the operator of production licence 917, drilled the exploratory well nearly 7km northwest of the Balder field in the central North Sea and 200km west of Stavanger. […]

Wintershall Dea Norge makes minor oil discovery in North Sea at PL 896

Wintershall Dea Norge makes minor oil discovery in North Sea at PL 896

Wintershall Dea Norge, has made a minor oil discovery in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway, following the drilling of exploratory well 6611/1-1 in production licence 896. As per preliminary estimates, the size of the new oil discovery in the North Sea is not commercially viable as it has less than a […]