Shell’s wildcat Norwegian well has come up dry.
Shell, operator of production licence 793, is in the process of completing the drilling of the wildcat well 6407/10-5.
It has been drilled about 20km southwest of the Draugen field, less than 10km southeast of the Njord field in the southern section of the Norwegian Sea and about 100km north of Kristiansund.
Data acquistion has been carried out from the well. This is the first exploration well in production licence 793 awarded in 2015.
The well, drilled by the Transocean Barents, will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Last week, Ben Van Beurden said fears Shell will not complete its planned acquisition of BG Group has been exaggerated.