The well 6407/8-5 A was drilled as a sidetrack to delineate the discovery. The well confirmed the oil column in lower Jurassic reservoir rocks. In addition, the sidetrack proved oil in middle Jurassic reservoir rocks.

The size of the discovery is between three and five million standard cubic meters of recoverable oil. Neither of the wells was formation-tested, but extensive data collection and sampling were carried out. The licensees will evaluate the size of the discovery in more detail before considering a development solution.

The 6407/8-5 S well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,347 meters below the sea surface and was concluded in the Are formation in the lower Jurassic. Well 6407/8-5 A was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,123 meters in the Tilje formation in the lower Jurassic. The wells will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

The wells were drilled in 247 meters of water using the West Alpha drilling facility, which will now be moved to production license (PL) 407 in the North Sea to drill appraisal well 17/12-4, where BG Norge AS is the operator.

The partners in the PL 348 are Endeavour Energy Norge AS with 2.5% share, Concedo ASA with 5%, Petoro AS with 7.5%, E.ON Ruhrgas Norge AS with 17.5%, Norwegian Energy Company ASA with 17.5%, GDF SUEZ E&P Norge AS 20% and StatoilHydro 30% stake.