Viking Graben
15 November 2017

Exploration well on the Contender prospect, a down-thrown fault block along the north-eastern flank of the North Cormorant Field with a Tarbert Sandstone primary objective. Well was deviated 2 miles NE from the North Cormorant platform and encountered a full 113 ft oil column in the Tarbert and Upper Ness from 16,406–16,522 ft (10,902–11,014 ft TVDSS) with 74.4 ft of net pay. The well cut a fault at 16,588 ft, with Upper Ness on Cormorant. The well was completed and placed on production with Contender re-named Cormorant East.