Petro-Canada Appraises North Sea Discovery

Petro-Canada will plug and abandon appraisal well 34/4-13 S, in Production License 375, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The purpose of the well was to delineate the oil find in 34/4-11, proven in 2010. The well found oil in the Statfjord formation, but the size of the discovery is unclear. A formation test was performed with a maximum production rate of 10,063 barrels of oil per day through a 28/64-inch choke. The NPD reported preliminary results from the well testing are positive. The well reached a vertical depth of 14,019 feet (4,273 meters) and terminated in the Lunde formation from the Late Triassic age. The West Alpha semisub drilled the well in a water depth of 1, 230 feet230 feet (375 meters).

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