Equinor (60%), and its accomplice BP Canada (40%), have made two oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada.
The?two wells?on the?Cappahayden?and?Cambriol prospects, drilled this summer season within the Flemish Pass Basin,?have confirmed the presence of hydrocarbons; nevertheless, it’s too early to?present particular data on volumes.
“We are happy to have made two discoveries offshore Newfoundland. The outcomes are a testomony to the laborious work and dedication of our crew, who’ve executed a protected marketing campaign with optimistic outcomes – significantly contemplating the distinctive challenges confronted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Paul McCafferty, Equinor’s senior vp for worldwide offshore exploration.
The wells, drilled by the semi-submersible drilling rig, Transocean Barents, are positioned roughly 500?kms?east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Cappahayden effectively has a water depth of about 1,000?metres?and the?Cambriol?effectively has a depth of 600?metres. Equinor was the operator for the wells.
As a part of the 2020 exploration marketing campaign, Equinor has additionally drilled a top-hole on the Sitka prospect.
Equinor has been energetic in Canada for greater than 20 years and operates three discoveries within the Flemish Pass Basin: Bay du Nord and Harpoon (found in 2013), and Mizzen (found in 2010).
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