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Germany’s Wintershall Norge AS has drilled a duster with its latest probe in the Norwegian North Sea.
The company, operator of the Kakelborg 33/6-4 well (40%) in production license 370, confirmed the well was dry. It was drilled about 25 km (16 miles) northwest of the Statfjord Nord field, with the objective to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Paleocene Age. However, the well did not encounter reservoir rocks in the Lista formation.
Kakelborg was the first exploration well drilled in the license, awarded to Wintershall and its partners in 2005. The well has been permanently plugged and abandoned by the Borgland Dolphin drilling rig, which will now head for PL 554 in the Norwegian North Sea to drill wildcat well 34/6-2 for operator Total E&P Norge AS.
Wintershall (40%) is partnered in PL 370 by Cairn Energy via its fully-owned subsidiary Agora Oil and Gas AS (30%), Concedo ASA (20%) and North Energy ASA (10%).