This supports the assumption that there is a North-South running gas trend on the eastern part of the block.

This is in line with the company’s expectations. Further zones of interest in the well will be tested in the coming days. Thereafter a testing program will be conducted to determine if this is a commercial discovery.

Because of the spring thaw the company has decided to postpone testing of well #7A until later in the summer or winter, depending on accessibility.

The drilling of a successful exploration well on a new structure and confirmed gas is exciting. Testing will determine if these are commercial volumes. The development of Structure 14 will be decided after the completion of a testing program, says General Manager Hans-Axel Jahren.