Total E&P Norge, operator of production license 043, has made a gas/condensate discovery through wildcat well 30/4-3 S, located offshore Norway.
Drilled in the northeast part of the Martin Linge field, the objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Brent group). The well encountered gas and condensate in the Tarbert, Ness and Etive formations in the Brent group and reservoir quality was reported by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as being good.
Preliminary estimations of the size of the discovery are between 2 and 11 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalents. Extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out and the well was formation-tested. The maximum production rate was 2.4 million standard cubic metres of gas flow per day through a 48/64-inch nozzle opening.
The well was drilled to a vertical and measured depth of 13,562 feet and 15,029 feet below the sea surface, respectively, and was terminated in the Dunlin group in the Early Jurassic.
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