RWE Dea Norge has encountered hydrocarbons with its Zidane-1 exploration well in the Norwegian Sea (licence PL435, block 6507/7), north-west of the Heidrun field.
Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco), one of RWE Dea’s partners in the concession, said the find was made on the Zidane prospect with well 6507/7-14S. It was drilled using the semi-submersible drilling rig, Bredford Dolphin, working in a water depth of 3,569m.
RWE Dea is operator with 40% interest. Partners are Noreco (20%), Maersk Oil (20%) and Edison International (20%).