Norwegian oil main Equinor has made a minor gasoline discovery close to the Maria subject within the Norwegian Sea.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) stated on Monday that Equinor, operator of manufacturing licence 263 D, completed the drilling of wildcat effectively 6407/1-Eight S.
The effectively, situated within the Apollonia prospect, was drilled
about 9 kilometres east of the Maria subject within the Norwegian Sea, and about
210 kilometres north of Kristiansund.
The goal of the effectively was to show petroleum in
reservoir rocks from the Middle Jurassic Age. The effectively encountered the Garn
Formation with a thickness of about 85 metres, with reservoir rocks of average
to excellent reservoir high quality. The effectively is dry within the Garn and Ile Formations.
The effectively encountered a nine-metre gasoline column within the Lange
Formation from the Late Cretaceous Age, through which there have been three skinny
sandstone layers totalling 4 metres with poor to average reservoir
According to the NPD, preliminary estimates place the dimensions
of the invention between zero.5 and 1.6 million Sm3 of recoverable oil equal.
The licensees will assess the invention together with different
discoveries or prospects within the neighborhood as regards additional follow-up. The
Equinor didn’t formation-test the effectively however conduct knowledge acquisition.
This is the primary exploration effectively in manufacturing license 263
D. The licence was awarded in APA 2017.
Well 6407/1-Eight S was drilled to a vertical depth of three,518
metres beneath sea stage and was terminated within the Ile Formation from the Middle
Jurassic Age. Water depth on the web site is 295 metres and it is going to be completely
plugged and deserted.
The effectively was drilled by the West Hercules drilling facility, which is transferring on to drill wildcat effectively 7018/5-1 in manufacturing license 960 within the Barents Sea, the place Equinor can be the operator.
Before the West Hercules drilled this effectively, the rig was tasked with drilling the 35/11-24 S effectively and appraisal wells 35/11-24 A and 35/11-24 B within the Swisher prospect close to the Fram subject within the North Sea offshore Norway – additionally for Equinor. The drilling resulted in an oil and gasoline discovery.
It is value reminding that final week was additionally fruitful for Equinor
because it made two oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada.
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