Maersk Oil makes new discovery in Danish North Sea

The exploration well Xana-1X, which was drilled in licence 9/95 in the northern part of the Danish sector with Maersk Oil as operator, has discovered hydrocarbons.

“The drilling of the High Pressure High Temperature exploration well has been completed. At present the partners are in the process of assessing the technical and commercial implications of the discovery and looking at potential follow-up,” said Martin Rune Pedersen, Managing Director of Maersk Oil’s Danish Business Unit.

The Xana-1X well was drilled on location 56° 14' 36.05" N; 04° 17' 00.58" E, and at a water depth of 68m and a total drilling depth of 5,071m in the Jurassic formation.



The well was spudded on 8 December 2014 by the jack-up rig Noble Sam Turner and is currently being plugged and abandoned.

The partnership in licence 9/95 consists of the following companies: A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S (34%), Dong E&P A/S (20%), Nordsøfonden (20%), Noreco Oil Denmark A/S (16%) and Danoil Exploration A/S (10%).


Source: MAERSK OIL   24.05.2015
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