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UK-based BG Group drilled dry Friday at exploration well 34/3-5 at production licence 373 S in the Norwegian North Sea.

The well was drilled by BG Norge to prove petroleum in Early Jurassic reservoir rocks at the Cook Formation, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said.

Well 34/3-5 encountered a gross Cook Formation interval of 269 feet, with 154 feet showing “good” reservoir quality with traces of residual hydrocarbons.

The well was drilled to a total vertical depth of 13,953 feet below the sea surface in 1,322 feet of water and was terminated in the Lower Jurassic Amundsen Formation.

Extensive data acquisition and sampling has been carried out.

The well is classified as dry and will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 34/3-5 was the seventh exploration and appraisal well in production licence 373 S, located about three miles form the producing Knarr field.

Two BG Group operated wildcat wells drilled dry at production licence 373 S in February.