The Norwegian Sea’s Calypso exploratory well has begun drilling, according to a Neptune Energy announcement.
The semi-submersible Deepsea Yantai, which is owned by CIMC and is being used by Odfjell Drilling to drill the exploratory well 6407/8-8 S, is currently under construction. Within the Neptune-operated PL938 License, the Calypso potential is situated 14 kilometers to the north-west of the Draugen field and 22 kilometers to the north-east of the Njord A platform.
Neptune’s core portions are located near Calypso on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. In the case of a profitable finding, Calypso might be connected to current infrastructure.
Neptune Energy’s Director of Subsurface in Norway, Steinar Meland, said: “Calypso is an exciting prospect and fits our exploration strategy of focusing on opportunities within core areas and near existing infrastructure.”
It is anticipated that the reservoir target, which are the middle and lower Jurassic formations, will be reached at a depth of about 2,960 meters.
Based on the results of the exploration well, the drilling program consists of a main bore (6407/8-8 S) and an optional side-track (6407/8-8 A).