Exploration wells

Exploration wells are wells drilled to prove a possible deposit of petroleum or obtain information to delimit a discovered deposit. The term covers both wildcat and appraisal wells.

The list contains active exploration wells on the Norwegian continental shelf (ongoing drilling activity).

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Exploration wells
Wellbore name Area Entered date Production licence Operator
15/3-13 S NORTH SEA 21.04.2024 025 Equinor Energy AS
24/6-5 NORTH SEA 03.04.2024 203 Aker BP ASA
35/11-27 S NORTH SEA 28.04.2024 248 Wintershall Dea Norge AS
35/11-29 S NORTH SEA 09.05.2024 248 C Wellesley Petroleum AS
36/7-5 B NORTH SEA 17.05.2024 636 Vår Energi Norge AS
7219/6-1 BARENTS SEA 27.04.2024 1025 S Vår Energi ASA