OMV Makes Gas Discovery in Norwegian Sea

OMV has made a small gas discovery in exploratory well 6407/5-2S on PL 471 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

The primary Chamonix target, a Cretaceous-age stratigraphic trap, contain poorly developed sands in the drilled location. However, the well made a discovery in the secondary Cortina target having encountered a gross gas column of about 31 feet (40 meters) in the Upper and Middle Jurassic sandstones of the Rogn and Garn formations.

The operator gathered information and samples which provided information to de-risk similar nearby prospects. OMV stated they will evaluate the discovery to determine if it is commercially viable and can be developed as a tie-back to surrounding infrastructure. The Borgland Dolphin semisub performed the drilling operations in a water depth of 755 feet (230 meters).

Well 6407/5-2S has a deviated path and terminated in the Lower Jurassic Tilje formation at a vertical depth of 11,020 feet (3,359 meters) below the sea surface. Partners in PL 471 are OMV Norge (operator, 50%), Noreco (30%) and Valiant (20%). 

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