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
15/9-25 NORTH SEA 09.01.2024 1138 Harbour Energy Norge AS
25/8-23 S NORTH SEA 31.01.2024 956 Vår Energi ASA
35/10-11 S NORTH SEA 07.02.2024 827 SB Equinor Energy AS
6507/4-4 A NORWEGIAN SEA 24.01.2024 211 CS Wintershall Dea Norge AS