Norway’s Det norske drilled dry at a well in the Visund field located in the North Sea.
Det norske said well 34/7-36 S did not encounter any reservoir in the Draupne formation, while poor quality thin reservoir sands of were encountered in the Heather formation.
Traces of petroleum in sandstones in the Lista formation from the Palaeocene age were also encountered.
The well was bored to a vertical depth of 11,938 feet below the sea surface and was terminated in the Etive formation from the Middle Jurassic age.
Water depth at the well was 997 feet.
Data acquisition and sampling of the well have been carried out.
Det norske declared the well is dry Wednesday.
The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.
Well 34/7-36 S was drilled about 6.2 miles west of the Visund field in the North Sea.
The primary and secondary exploration targets for the well were to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 553.
Det norske is the operation of the license.
Well 34/7-36 S was drilled with the Borgland Dolphin semisub rig. The rig has returned to land for its five-year classification.