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Appraisal well Solsort-2 in the Danish North Sea discovered oil

Press release   •   Dec 18, 2013 01:00 CET

Press Release:

As operator for the companies in Licence 3/09 DONG E&P A/S has drilled the Solsort-2 (5604/26-6) appraisal well in the westernmost part of the Danish part of North Sea. Oil and associated gas was produced in a test.

Solsort-2 was drilled as a slanted well and reached its total depth in chalk at 3157 metres vertical below mean sea level. The well encountered in Palaeocene sandstones containing oil and gas. In order to appraise the extent and quality of the oil discovery two side-tracks were drilled. The side-tracks did not encounter hydrocarbons. A comprehensive data collection programme was carried out and coring was performed in two of the wellbores.

Solsort-2 is located app. 2.5 km southwest of the Solsort-1 well which in 2010 discovered oil. Solsort-2, like Solsort-1, was drilled in cooperation between the licensees in the two licences 4/98 and 3/09. Furthermore, licence 7/89 has contributed financially to the drilling of Solsort-2 in order to gain access to data from the well.

The well Solsort-2 was spudded 21 August 2013 with the jack-up rig Mærsk Resolve at the position 56° 08' 15.571" N, 04° 16' 09.406" E (UTM Zone 31, 6 222 264.0 m N, 578 882.0   m E), where the water depth is 61 metres.

Licence 4/98 and 3/09:

Selskab ProcentDONG E&P A/S35Bayerngas Danmark ApS30VNG Danmark ApS15Nordsøfonden20 

See attached map.

The well is now being plugged and abandoned, and the jack-up Mærsk Resolve will be moved to licence 1/12 to drill the exploration well Nena-1.                     

Contact: Geologist Flemming Ole Rasmussen

Office phone: (+45) 33 92 66 98 mobile phone: (+45) 40 38 65 39, e-mail:

Map - Solsort-2

Flemming Ole Rasmussen
Center for Energiressourcer
Tlf.: 33 92 66 98