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
15/3-11 NORTH SEA 14.06.2018 025 Equinor Energy AS
16/1-28 S NORTH SEA 03.04.2018 338 C Lundin Norway AS
25/10-16 S NORTH SEA 30.06.2018 028 B Aker BP ASA
35/12-7 NORTH SEA 01.07.2018 925 Wellesley Petroleum AS
6304/3-1 NORWEGIAN SEA 07.07.2018 832 A/S Norske Shell
7220/11-5 S BARENTS SEA 06.04.2018 609 Lundin Norway AS