Petoro was involved in 23 of 59 completed wildcat and appraisal wells. A total of 20 new discoveries were made - five in the Barents Sea, eight in the Norwegian Sea and seven in North Sea, and Petoro was a participant in 11 of these.
Much of the exploration activity was directed at understanding the resource potential of Johan Sverdrup and ensuring the best possible development solution for this field. A total of 11 exploration wells were drilled in the two main licences, PLs 265 and 501, during 2013. In addition, an exploration well was drilled in PL 502.
A very promising discovery, Wisting Central, was made in the Hoop area of the Barents Sea. This opens a number of new exploration opportunities in the central and north-western parts of this region.