OMV is the method of concluding the drilling of an appraisal properly on the Hades gasoline/condensate discovery within the Norwegian Sea as a part of its efforts to delineate the invention and scale back uncertainty related to the useful resource estimate.
The properly 6506/11-12 S is positioned in manufacturing licence 644 the place OMV is the operator.
OMV acquired consent from the offshore security physique, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), to drill this properly utilizing the Island Innovator drilling rig again in May 2020.
The drilling allow for the properly was additionally secured from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) throughout the identical month.
The properly was drilled about 5 kilometres west of the Morvin subject within the Norwegian Sea and 240 kilometres northwest of Kristiansund.
The discovery was confirmed in 2018 in Lower Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Lange Formation).
Before properly 6506/11-12 S was drilled, the useful resource estimate for the invention within the Lange Formation was between three and 23 million commonplace cubic metres (Smthree) of recoverable oil equivalents.
The NPD stated on Tuesday that the target of the appraisal properly was to delimit the gasoline/condensate discovery within the Lange Formation towards the southwest, scale back uncertainty related to the useful resource estimate, and to conduct a formation check.
The properly encountered an interpreted gasoline column of about eight metres within the Lange Formation, with sandstone layers totalling about 83 meters with variable reservoir properties from poor to reasonable. The gasoline/water contact was in a roundabout way encountered.
The operator’s preliminary estimate of the dimensions of discovery 6506/11-10 (Hades) is between 2 and seven million commonplace cubic metres (Smthree) of recoverable oil equivalents.
The licensees in manufacturing licence 644/644 B will assess the up to date sources in 6506/11-10 (Hades) together with sources within the Middle Jurassic (Garn Formation) in the identical discovery properly, 6506/11-10 (Iris), for additional follow-up.
The properly was not formation-tested, however in depth information acquisition was carried out.
This is the second exploration properly in manufacturing licence 644, which was awarded in APA 2011.
The discovery properly 6506/11-10 was drilled in manufacturing licence 644 B, which was awarded in APA 2015.
The properly 6506/11-12 S was drilled to a measured depth of 4150 metres and a vertical depth of 4062 metres under sea degree, and was terminated within the Lange Formation within the Lower Cretaceous.
The water depth on the web site is 433 metres. The properly will now be completely plugged and deserted.
The properly was drilled by the Island Innovator drilling rig, which is able to now proceed to Hanøytangen shipyard.
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