Det Norske said it has completed the drilling of a wildcat well which has come up dry.
Well 25/10-15 S is about six kilometres from the Hanz discovery and 200 kilometres northwest of Stavanger.
The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Upper Jurassic rocks.
The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks.
Det Norske said the well encountered a 36.5 meter thick sandstone in Upper Jurassic with moderate to poor reservoir quality and a 11 meter thick Middle Jurassic sandstone with good to moderate reservoir quality.
The well encountered also a 65 meter thick Skagerrak Formation with moderate reservoir quality.