Total E&P Norge AS is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 25/5-9.
The well was drilled about 10 kilometres east of the Heimdal field in the central part of the North Sea, and about 200 kilometres northwest of Stavanger.
The well encountered a 21-metre gross oil column in the Heimdal formation, of which 19 metres were of good reservoir quality. The oil/water contact was encountered. Preliminary estimations of the size of the discovery are between 0.5 and 2 million standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable oil.
This is the first exploration well in production licence 102 F. The licence, which was recently carved out of another production licence, 102D, was awarded on 10 October 2013.