Maersk Oil has made an oil discovery in the 9/95 licence in the North Sea, offshore Denmark.
The exploration well Xana-1X, was drilled in the northern part of the Danish North sea and 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 well was spudded on December 8 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%).