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
34/7-37 S NORTH SEA 31.10.2020 089 Equinor Energy AS
6507/5-10 S NORWEGIAN SEA 13.11.2020 891 ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS
7018/5-1 BARENTS SEA 03.11.2020 960 Equinor Energy AS
7221/4-1 BARENTS SEA 10.10.2020 609 Lundin Norway AS