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
25/2-23 S NORTH SEA 24.12.2021 873 Aker BP ASA
36/1-4 S NORTH SEA 18.12.2021 885 Wellesley Petroleum AS
6407/9-13 NORWEGIAN SEA 31.12.2021 1060 Equinor Energy AS