Statoil Spuds Ellida Prospect
Statoil revealed that the first wildcat on Statoil's Ellida – or Grip High – prospect in the Norwegian Sea was spudded in about 1,200 meters of water on by the West Navigator drill ship on June 20th.
Located in block 6405/7, allocated in May 2002 as part of Norway's 17th offshore licensing round, it lies 60 kilometers north of Norsk Hydro's Ormen Lange development.
"We're looking for gas in this well," explains Kent Høgseth, exploration manager for the deepwater part of the Norwegian Sea.
He adds that the wildcat is being drilled in a little-explored part of the continental shelf, and that the prospects of making a find are therefore a little uncertain.
The well is expected to take 2.5 months to complete.
Statoil is the operator and has a 30 percent interest in production license 281, with ConocoPhillips holding 10 percent and Norske Shell, BP and Petoro each hold 20 percent.
Operates 32 Offshore Rigs
- BP: 2017 'Massive' Year for Global Upstream Projects (Dec 07)
- BP Seeks Stake In Cairn Energy Senegal Assets (Nov 20)
- Officials: BP, Eni Interested In Developing Iraq's Majnoon Oilfield (Nov 20)
Company: Shell more info
Operates 27 Offshore Rigs
- Shell Looks Beyond Road Fuels to Secure Future of Refining (Nov 06)
- API Panel Member: Voluntary Methane Program Forthcoming (Oct 06)
- Eni Bets Big on Zohr Explorer Finding New Treasure (Oct 06)
Company: Statoil more info
Operates 1 Offshore Rigs
- Sharp Fall In Applications For Norway's Arctic Oil Permits (Dec 05)
- Statoil Greenlights $6B Flagship Arctic Oil Project (Dec 05)
- Partners to Invest in New Gas Module at Troll C Platform (Nov 07)
Company: ConocoPhillips more info
Operates 12 Offshore Rigs
- ConocoPhillips Vows Financial Discipline As Aims To Boost Output (Nov 08)
- ConocoPhillips' Profit Beats Estimates, But Budget Cut 10% (Oct 26)
- Most US Gulf Oil Output Offline Ahead of Tropical Storm Nate (Oct 06)