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Premier Oil Norge drilled dry Thursday at its wildcat well 3/7-10 S in the Norwegian North Sea.

The well was drilled about 27 miles northeast of the Valhall field in the southern section of the North Sea and 186 miles southwest of Stavanger, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said.

Well 3/7-10 S was drilled to a measured depth of 11,519 feet and a vertical depth of 11,364 feet below sea level, and was terminated in the Skagerrak formation in the Upper Triassic.

The water depth at the site is 224 feet.

The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in the Upper and Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks in the Ula and Bryne formations.

The well did not encounter the Ula formation, the NPD said.

The Bryne formation was encountered with a thickness of about 360 feet, with 147 feet being of “moderate reservoir quality.”

Data acquisition and sampling were carried out and the well has been classified as dry, the NPD said.

The well is the first exploration well in production license 539.

Premier Oil Norge, operator of production license 539, is in the process of completing the drilling of the well.

Well 3/7-10 S will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

The well was drilled by the drilling facility Mærsk Guardian. The rig will now proceed to Fredrikshavn to be laid up.