Westwood Global Energy reports there were three exploration wells and three appraisal wells active at the end of October.
Equinor spudded the Echino Sor exploration well 35/11-23 on October 6 with the Deepsea Atlantic semisubmersible rig.
Repsol Norge spudded the Kathryn exploration well 9/2-12 on September 28 using the Scarabeo 8 semisubmersible and was completed on October 14. The well was dry.
Equinor’s Gladsheim exploration well 32/4-2 was spudded on September 9, then respudded as 32/4-3 S on September 23 using the West Hercules rig. It was targeting 96 mmboe. The well encountered moderate-to-very-good reservoir quality intervals in the primary and several secondary targets, however all the intervals were dry.
On August 30 Aker BP spudded its Kark exploration well 2/1-17 S with the Maersk Interceptor. Pre-drill resources are reported by the to be in the range of 15-48 mmboe.
ConocoPhillips spudded the Busta exploration well 25/7-7 on August 29 with the Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersible. The well is targeting pre-drill resources in the range 54-199 mmboe.
Aker BP spudded appraisal well 25/4-14 S on August 28 with the Deepsea Stavanger to de-risk infill well opportunities to the east of the Alvheim field. The well was abandoned on September 22. A result has yet to be confirmed.
The Maersk Interceptor