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Edison Norge reported Wednesday that its North Sea wildcat well 2/11-11 has drilled dry.

The well, located in production license (PL) 616, was drilled about 4.3 miles southwest of the Valhall field and about three mile west of the Hod field in the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said.

The Norway-based company is now in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 2/11-11.

The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Cretaceous chalk rocks, within the Hod formation.

Well 2/11-11 was drilled to a vertical depth of 11,115 feet below the sea surface and was terminated in the Hidra formation, within the Upper Cretaceous, in 223 feet of water.

Well 2/11-11 encountered about 1,082 feet of reservoir rocks in the Hod formation with “poor reservoir quality,” the NPD said.

The well has been classified as dry.

Data acquisition and sampling have been carried out.

This is the first exploration well in production license 616.

The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Well 2/11-11 was drilled by the Transocean Searcher drilling facility.

The Searcher will now be laid up, the NPD added.

Edison Norge AS operates PL616 with a 25 percent stake.

Noreco Norway holds a 20 percent stake, Concedo ASA holds a 20 percent stake, North Energy ASA holds a 15 percent stake, Skagen44 AS  holds a 5 percent stake and Lime Petroleum Norway AS holds a 15 percent stake.