The primary exploration target was to prove petroleum in the Upper Jurassic Sognefjord Formation. The well encountered about 155 m of reservoir rocks, with about 115 m of sandstone of good to very good reservoir quality.
The secondary exploration target was to prove gas in Middle and Lower Jurassic, as well as Upper Triassic Brent, Dunlin and Statfjord Groups.
The well also encountered sandstones in the Jurassic and Upper Triassic with a thickness of about 60 m in the Fensfjord Formation, 35 m in the Krossfjord Formation, 40 m in the Ness Formation, 45 m in the Johansen Formation, 7 m in the Statfjord Group and 95 m in the Lunde Formation. The reservoir quality varied from moderate to very good.
Another objective of the well was to evaluate the ability of the reservoirs to store CO2. Extensive volumes of data have been collected, and samples have been taken, in part to test the sealing capacity of the Draupne Formation in the Upper Jurassic and the storage potential for CO2 in the reservoir rocks.
The well was drilled about 30 km southeast of the Troll field in the North Sea. According to Equinor, the Gladsheim prospect tested if oil could have moved eastward from the Troll area.