Tullow’s latest wildcat has failed to yield a return.
The operator was drilling an exploration well on Rome prospect in production licence PL776 in the Central North Sea.
However, it failed to encounter any hydrocarbons. It will now be plugged and abandoned.
A company spokesperson said: 2The well was drilled to a total vertical depth of 2,319 metres below sea level by the semi-submersible Borgland Dolphin rig in a water depth of 98 metres. Tullow Oil Norge AS has a 40% operated interest in licence PL776 with Concedo, Wintershall and Petoro each holding 20%.”