Statoil Makes Oil Discovery in Norwegian Sea
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported Thursday that Statoil has made a small oil discovery near its Norne field in the Norwegian Sea.
Statoil is in the process of completing drilling of the wildcat well 6507/3-10 on production license 159C, where it is the operator. The well is approximately 7.5 miles south of the Norne field.
The purpose of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks of the Middle and Early Jurassic Age. The well found a net oil column amounting to around 32 feet in the Middle Jurassic, while oil was also encountered in a six-to-10-foot thin sand layer.
A preliminary estimate of the size of the discovery is less than 6.3 million barrels of oil. The discovery's commerciality is yet to be assessed.
This is the first exploration well on PL159C. It was drilled by the Song Trym (mid-water semisub) rig, which will now move to PL128 in the Norwegian Sea where it will drill wildcat well 6608/10-15.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.
Operates 1 Offshore Rigs
- Statoil May Build Onshore Terminal for Castberg Oil -Minister (Jan 16)
- Canadian Offshore Oil Interest Grows As Pipeline Woes Sink Alberta Prices (Dec 20)
- Sharp Fall In Applications For Norway's Arctic Oil Permits (Dec 05)
Company: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate more info
- NPD Grants Lundin Permit for Appraisal Well Offshore Norway (Jan 20)
- Aker BP Makes North Sea Find (Dec 23)
- Norwegian Production Rises (Dec 21)