2/11-11 exploration well in the southern North Sea completed as dry well

21.07.2015 - Edison Norge AS, operator of production license 616, is in the process of completing the operation of exploration well 2/11-11. 

The well has been drilled about 7 kilometers southwest of the Valhall field and about 5 km west of the Hod field in the North Sea.


The purpose of the Haribo exploration well was to prove petroleum in the Upper Cretaceous Lime Stone (the Hod formation). The well encountered about 330 meter tick with pour reservoir qualities. The well is dry and it will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

The well is the first exploration well in production licence 616 The license was awarded in APA 2011. The well was spud on 21st June, it was drilled to a vertical depth of 3388 meters below the sea surface and was terminated in the Hidra formation (Upper Cretaceous). Water depth at the site is 68 meters.

Well 2/11-11 was drilled by the Transocean Searcher drilling facility.

Edison Norge AS is the operator (25%) and the partners in the license are Noreco Norway AS(20%), Concedo ASA (20%), North Energy ASA (15%) Skeagen44 AS (15%), Lime Petroleum Norway AS (5%).

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Edison Norge AS is controlled by Edison International Spa a subsidiary of Edison SPA. Edison entered the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2006 and established its Stavanger based office in 2007 through Edison International Norway Branch. On the 1st January 2015 Edison International Norway Branch became Edison Norge AS. www.edison-norge.no