The exploration well was operated by Det norske oljeselskap ASA, and was drilled using the Maersk Interceptor jack-up rig to a total vertical depth of 2629 meters below mean sea level.
The well was designed to test the hydrocarbon potential of the Rovarkula prospect in PL 626, located approximately 20 km north of the Ivar Aasen field and approximately 200 km west of Stavanger on the west coast of Norway.
The primary objective of well 25/10 – 15 S was to test the hydrocarbon potential and reservoir properties of the Jurassic section in the Rovarkula prospect.
The well encountered a 36,5 m sandstone section in the Upper Jurassic and a 11 m sandstone section in the Middle Jurassic both of variable quality. The well is classified as dry and will be permanently plugged and abandoned.
Notes to Editors:
Fortis currently holds working interest positions in 20 exploration licences across offshore Norway, including the Central and Viking Grabens, the Stord Basin, and the Nordland Ridge.
Fortis was founded in April 2010. The company focuses on creating value via exploration by utilising leading edge geophysical technology to identify and de-risk prospects. Its primary focus is new and revitalised play concepts in mature areas. The company has access to more than 280,000 km2 of state of the art 3D seismic in NW Europe, which provides a unique regional perspective and allows the company to:
- Establish new and challenge established play concepts based on a super regional 3D data base
- Increase exploration activity in mature as well as under-explored areas
- Optimise and de-risk the exploration process
- Create value for stakeholders
Fortis is financially backed by Seacrest Capital Group, a leading energy investor specialising in creating and growing regionally focused oil & gas exploration and production companies. Since 2011, Seacrest Capital Group has invested in a number of successful exploration companies in the United Kingdom and Norwegian North Sea, West Africa, Ireland, South East Asia and South America. As a result of Seacrest’s support, Fortis is in a strong position to take advantage of and build on further opportunities as they arise on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.