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
15/2-2 S NORTH SEA 02.02.2023 817 OMV (Norge) AS
25/4-15 NORTH SEA 10.03.2023 919 Aker BP ASA
34/6-6 S NORTH SEA 03.02.2023 554 Equinor Energy AS
6406/5-2 S NORWEGIAN SEA 10.03.2023 255 B Equinor Energy AS