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The Dany-1X exploration well did not encounter oil or gas

Press release   •   Aug 04, 2014 02:00 CEST

Press Release:

As operator for DUC in the Sole Concession of 8 July 1962 Maersk Oil (Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S) has drilled the exploration well Dany-1X (5505/17-18) in the western part of the Danish North Sea. The well did not encounter oil or gas.

Dany-1X was drilled as a vertical well with Upper Cretaceous chalk as the objective. The well terminated in Lower Cretaceous claystone at a depth of 2501 metres below mean sea level. The well was subsequently side tracked in order to acquire core material for geomechanical studies of the Lark Formation.

The well was spudded on 4 July 2014 with the jack-up rig ENSCO 72 at the location 55°24'18.94" N; 05°09'38.02" E (UTM zone 31; 6,142,148.11m N; 636,806.62 m E), where the water depth is 45 meters.

The well is now being plugged and abandoned. Afterwards ENSCO 72 will be moved to Tyra Southeast B. 

The following companies participate in DUC: 

Company  (%)Shell Olie og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. Holland. Dansk Filial 36.8A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S og Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S (Concessionaires)31.2Nordsøfonden 20.0Chevron Denmark, Filial af Chevron Denmark Inc., USA 12.0                                                                              

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Steffen Bjørn Olsen
Center for Energiressourcer
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