Talisman ditches Varg duster

by on November 16, 2012 8:56 am BST

The 16/10-5 well, located about 17 kilometres south-east of the Varg field off Norway at a water depth of 83 metres, was the first exploration well in Talisman’s production licence 568.

It was aiming to prove petroleum in the Ula formation, where it had encountered a 94-metre reservoir with good quality Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) reported on Friday that the well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2990 metres subsea then was terminated in the Byrne formation in the Middle Jurassic reservoir.

The well has now been permanently plugged and abandoned, NPD stated.

It said the Maersk Giant, which drilled the well, is now headed for production licence 147 in the southern North Sea, to drill exploration well 3/7-8S for Danish explorer Dong E&P.