Maersk spuds Xana well offshore Denmark

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – The jackup Noble Sam Turner has started drilling the Xana exploration well in Danish North Sea license 9/95, which is near the Svane gas discovery.

According to partner Noreco, the main target is upper Jurassic sandstones around 4,600 m (15,092 ft) beneath the seabed. It is estimated to take 140 days to reach target depth.

If the well is successful, Xana could contain 130-235 MMboe, Noreco claims.

Maersk Oil is operator; the other partners are DONG E&P and Danoil Exploration.

12/09/2014

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