Well 15/3-8 in production license 025 is an appraisal well on the Gudrun discovery. The purpose of the well is to prove hydrocarbons in reservoir sands belonging to the Draupne formation, as well as to obtain sufficient information to determine whether the Gudrun discovery can be developed commercially.
It is expected that this well will be the last before a potential PDO. After completion of the drilling operation, the well will be permanently plugged.
The earliest estimated spud date for well 15/3-8 is 1 august 2005. The drilling activity is expected to take 95 days. A production test is also planned.
Licensees in production license 025 are:
Transocean Leader is an Aker H-4.2 semi-submersible drilling facility, built in 1987 and upgraded in 1997. The facility received an AoC on 16 February 2004 (link to article).
Contact in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway: