Shell spuds Portrush well offshore mid-Norway

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – The semisubmersible Transocean Barents has spudded the Portrush exploration well for Norske Shell in license PL793 in the Norwegian Sea.

Well 6407/10-5 is 10 km (6.2 mi) southeast of the Njord field and 20 km (12.4 mi) west of the Shell-operated Draugen field.

According to partner Faroe Petroleum, the main potential is thought to lie along the Vingleia fault in Upper Jurassic reservoirs, analogous to reservoirs encountered in last year’s Pil and Bue discoveries and also in Draugen.

The exploration licence PL793 was awarded in January under Norway’s 2014 APA licensing round.



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