Eni Norge’s wildcat has come up dry.
The well, which was drilled about 10 kilometres southwest of the Goliat field, was targeting petroleum in Middle Triassic reservoir rocks Kobbe formation.
Well 7122/10-1 S encountered about 35 metres of reservoir rocks in the Kobbe formation with moderate to good reservoir quality.
In the secondary exploration target, the well encountered about 35 metres of sandstone reservoir in the Realgrunn sub-group with good reservoir quality, and about 80 metres of sandstone reservoir in the Snadd formation with moderate to good reservoir quality.
There were traces of oil in the Realgrunn sub-group, and a core was taken. The Snadd and Kobbe formations are aquiferous.
However, the well was classified as dry.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 697. The licence was awarded in 2012.
The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.