Wintershall Dea, Europe’s main impartial gasoline and oil firm, has made an oil discovery on the own-operated Bergknapp prospect within the Norwegian Sea, near the Maria subject. The nicely, drilled by the Scarabeo eight drilling rig, encountered an oil column of at the least 60 meters within the Garn Formation and an oil column of at the least 120 meters within the Tilje Formation, with reservoir qualities starting from poor to good. Initial recoverable useful resource estimates put the invention at between 26 and 97 million barrels of oil equal. The license partnership will now provoke research, examine potential appraisal measures and improvement choices for the invention.
“This thrilling discovery close to current infrastructure confirms the untapped potential of Norway as a core space for exploration, improvement and manufacturing now and sooner or later,” mentioned Hugo Dijkgraaf, Wintershall Dea Chief Technology Officer and accountable Executive Board member for international exploration. “As a world firm, Wintershall Dea is dedicated to Norway and to creating new fields just like the Bergknapp discovery on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.”
With Maria and Dvalin Wintershall Dea already has fields in manufacturing and improvement within the space round Bergknapp. Exploring round current infrastructure is a part of Wintershall Dea’s technique for Norway. Together with its companions, the corporate will think about future improvement choices for the Bergknapp discovery bearing in mind the present market atmosphere.
“The Norwegian Sea is a key space for Wintershall Dea Norge. Apart from our different Haltenbanken belongings, we’re additionally a key operator within the Vøring basin and have licenses in different areas of the Norwegian Sea. With our funding on the shelf, we’re exploring and creating new fields, whereas additionally supporting our current fields and infrastructure,” mentioned Alv Solheim, Wintershall Dea Norge Managing Director.
Wintershall Dea is operator of the invention in PL 836S with a 40% share. License companions are Spirit Energy Norway AS (30%) and DNO Norge AS (30%). The nicely might be briefly suspended, whereas a future manufacturing check is being thought-about.
(Source: Wintershall Dea – Image: Scarbeo eight semi-submersible)
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