Maersk Oil has drilled the exploration well Dany-1X in the western part of the Danish North Sea. The well did not encounter oil or gas.
Dany-1X was drilled as a vertical well with Upper Cretaceous chalk as the objective. The well terminated in Lower Cretaceous claystone at a depth of 2501 metres below mean sea level. The well was subsequently side tracked in order to acquire core material for geomechanical studies of the Lark Formation.
The well was spudded on 4 July 2014 with the jack-up rig ENSCO 72 int the water depth of 45 meters.
The well is now being plugged and abandoned. Afterwards, ENSCO 72 will be moved to Tyra Southeast B.