Equinor and companions Vår Energi, Idemitsu Petroleum and Neptune Energy have made the most important discovery thus far this yr on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Preliminary estimates place the dimensions of the invention between 12 and 19 million normal cubic metres of recoverable oil equal, equivalent to 75-120 million barrels of recoverable oil equal.
“The discovery revitalises some of the mature areas on the NCS. With discoveries in 4 of 4 prospects within the Fram space in the course of the previous 18 months, now we have confirmed volumes that in complete will create appreciable worth for society,” says Nick Ashton, Equinor’s senior vp for exploration in Norway.
Exploration wells 31/2-22 S and 31/2-22 A within the Blasto prospect of manufacturing licences 090, 090 I and 090 E had been drilled about three kilometres southwest of the Fram area, 11 kilometres northwest of the Troll area and 120 kilometres northwest of Bergen.
Exploration effectively 31/2-22 S struck a complete oil column of round 30 metres within the higher a part of the Sognefjord formation and an oil column of round 50 metres within the decrease a part of the Sognefjord formation. The oil-water contacts had been confirmed at 1860 and 1960 metres respectively.
Exploration effectively 31/2-22 A struck high-quality sandstone within the Sognefjord formation, however the reservoir is crammed with water and the effectively is assessed as dry.
Regarding the invention to be commercially viable, the licensees will think about tying it to different discoveries and current infrastructure within the space.
Well 31/2-22 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 2282 metres beneath sea degree and a measured depth of 2379 metres beneath sea degree. Well 31/2-22 A was drilled to a vertical depth of 2035 metres beneath sea degree and a measured depth of 2207 metres beneath sea degree.
Water depth within the space is 349 metres. The wells have been completely plugged and deserted.
The wells had been drilled by the West Hercules drilling rig, which is continuing to drill exploration 34/6-5 S in manufacturing licence 554 within the northern North Sea sector.
(Source and picture: Equinor)
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