Wintershall Discovers Gas in Norwegian Sea



The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announced Monday that Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production license 894, has discovered gas at wildcat well 6604/5-1.

Located in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea, well 6604/5-1 encountered three gross gas columns, totaling around 190 meters.

Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 7 and 19 billion standard cubic meters of recoverable gas and between 1 and 3 million standard cubic meters of recoverable condensate. The well was not formation-tested, but extensive data acquisition and sampling have been conducted.

The licensees will now evaluate the discovery, together with other discoveries and prospects in the area, with regard to potential further development.

Well 6604/5-1 was drilled by the West Phoenix drilling facility, which will now proceed to Invergordon for reclassification. The well, which is the first exploration well in production license 894, was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,819 meters below the sea surface. Water depth at the site is 1,219 meters.



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