Statoil Discovers Gas in North Sea
Statoil has found additional gas in wildcat well 34/10-53 A in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The well is a sidetrack from well 34/10-53 S, which found gas/condensate earlier this year. The operator drilled the well to determine petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks in the Brent group.
Statoil discovered gas in a 558-foot (170-meter) column in the upper part of the Brent group. A formation test was not performed, but Statoil collected data and samples. Preliminary estimates put the size of the discovery at between .4 and 1.2 MMcm/d of recoverable oil equivalents. The licensees of PL 050B are considering connecting the discovery to existing infrastructure in the Greater Gullfaks area.
Drilled by the Deepsea Atlantic semisub, well 34/10-53 A reached a vertical depth of 12,989 feet (3,959 meters) and terminated in the Dunlin group in Middle Jurassic rocks. Plugging and abandonment operations will occur.SubseaIQ provides focused, in-depth coverage of offshore field development activities around the world, with daily updates on hundreds of offshore fields and facilities. Click here to sign up for the free weekly email newsletter.
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