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18/12/2015 News

Uptonia spudded

The semi-submersible rig Leiv Eiriksson

The drilling campaign on the Uptonia prospect in the North Sea started on 18 December.

The semi-submersible rig Leiv Eiriksson is drilling exploration well 34/6-4. It will be drilled to a total depth of about 4,150 metres, where the objective is to explore the Cook Formation in the Uptonia panel.

Exploration manager Paul Sexton says: “The main objectives are to examine the potential presence of hydrocarbons in the Cook Formation and to define the reservoir properties and fluid characterisation.”


  • Location: North Sea, 190 km northwest of Bergen
  • Production licence 554, block 34/6
  • Well number: 34/6-4
  • Water depth: 390 metres
  • Total E&P Norge (40%) is the operator; Partners are Spike Petroleum (30%), Svenska Petroleum (20%) and Det Norske (10%)