The semisubmersible Borgland Dolphin drilled two exploratory wells for the operator in 381 m (1,250 ft) of water in license PL 248, 5 km (3.1 mi) northwest of the producing Vega field, designed to prove hydrocarbons in late Jurassic reservoir rocks.
One well was dry, but well 35/8-6 A encountered a 3-m (9.8-ft) oil column in the Heather formation with poor reservoir quality.
Initial analysis suggests 0.2-1 MMboe recoverable.
Borgland Dolphin is now heading to PL 248 F in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 35/11-19 S for the same operator.
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