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
16/5-8 S NORTH SEA 08.07.2019 815 Lundin Norway AS
24/9-13 A NORTH SEA 17.07.2019 869 Aker BP ASA
6506/11-11 S NORWEGIAN SEA 31.05.2019 644 OMV (Norge) AS
6608/11-9 NORWEGIAN SEA 13.07.2019 842 Capricorn Norge AS
6608/6-1 NORWEGIAN SEA 19.07.2019 762 Aker BP ASA
7324/6-1 BARENTS SEA 18.06.2019 855 Equinor Energy AS