Statoil Makes Gas Find in North Sea
Statoil has discovered gas/condensate in wildcat well 16/7-10 in Production License 569, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The purpose of the well was to determine petroleum in Paleocene reservoir rocks.
Well 16/7-10 encountered a thin gas/condensate column in a 377-foot (115-meter) thick reservoir. The operator will evaluate the discovery along with other nearby discoveries.
Drilled by the Ocean Vanguard semisub, the well reached a vertical depth of 8,159 feet (2,487 meters) and terminated in the Shetland group in the Upper Cretaceous. A formation test was not conducted, but Statoil gathered data. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.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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