VNG Norge AS confirmed its Norwegian Sea wildcat well has come up dry.
The well was drilled about 33 kilometres southwest of the Njord field and about five kilometres southeast of the 6406/12-3 S (Pil) discovery in the Norwegian Sea.
The well, drilled by the Transocean Artic, returned only traces of oil before being classified as dry.
This is the sixth exploration well in production licence 586. The licence was awarded in APA 2010.
The Transocean Arctic will now drill wildcat well 7130/4-1 in production licence 708 in the Barents Sea, where Lundin Norway AS is the operator.