Operator Det Norske's exploration well on the Kalvklumpen prospect is to be abandoned after finding "good quality" reservoir rocks, but no oil or gas.
FRENCH energy group Total has made a major gas discovery in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea on block 7225/3, some 250km north of the coastal town of Melkoya.
LUNDIN has made a significant gas find in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, thanks to its Skalle-1 exploration well.
These are Norway's latest successes in what is becoming an excellent year for offshore NW Europe.
BG'S Mandarin wildcat well in the southern part of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea has failed, the bit encountering water in the target formation.