After initially positive indications on the Cooper prospect, further test results have been disappointing, indicating sub-commercial flow rates from the reservoir. Formation testing has been suspended, and the joint venture partners will now evaluate all the test data to establish next steps for the prospect.
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- Centrica Energi (Norge) AS has a 40% operating interest in the Cooper prospect with partners PetroCanada (30%) and Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (30%).
- The Cooper exploration well 6506/11-9 S well is located about 5 km east of the Morvin Field and about 5 km west of the Smørbukk field on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. The well, which is located in 249 metres depth of water, has been drilled to a vertical depth of 4954 metres (5330 metres measured depth) below sea level, reaching its total depth in the Lower Jurassic Åre Formation.
- The well was drilled with the West Alpha drilling rig. The rig will now be towed into the Ølen shipyard where it will undergo upgrade, modification and re-certification activities.