Capricorn Norge AS, operator of PL 842, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6608/11-9. The well is reported dry. The well that was drilled about 13 kilometres northeast of the Norne field was testing a new play.

The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Rogn formation). The secondary exploration target for the well was to examine reservoir development in Upper Jurassic reservoir rocks (intra Melke formation sandstones).

The Rogn formation was not present in the primary target. In the secondary target, 118 metres with alternating layers of clay stone, siltstone and sandstone was encountered in the Melke formation, where about 40 metres was sandstone with moderate reservoir quality.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 1676 metres below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Not formation in the Middle Jurassic.

For more information see full press release from the Operator at the NPD webpage.