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
15/12-26 NORTH SEA 28.03.2021 973 Chrysaor Norge AS
25/8-20 B NORTH SEA 11.05.2021 027 Vår Energi AS
34/6-5 S NORTH SEA 18.03.2021 554 Equinor Energy AS
35/11-25 S NORTH SEA 29.04.2021 090 Equinor Energy AS
6507/4-2 S NORWEGIAN SEA 20.02.2021 211 Wintershall Dea Norge AS
7322/6-1 S BARENTS SEA 09.04.2021 722 Equinor Energy AS