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
16/1-28 S NORTH SEA 03.04.2018 338 C Lundin Norway AS
16/1-29 S NORTH SEA 22.04.2018 167 Statoil Petroleum AS
35/12-6 S NORTH SEA 13.05.2018 925 Wellesley Petroleum AS
6506/9-4 A NORWEGIAN SEA 28.04.2018 433 Spirit Energy Norge AS
7220/11-5 S BARENTS SEA 06.04.2018 609 Lundin Norway AS
7221/12-1 BARENTS SEA 04.05.2018 659 Aker BP ASA