Equinor and companions DNO Norge, Petoro and Wellesley Petroleum have struck gasoline and oil in manufacturing licence 923. Recoverable assets are estimated at between 7 and 11 million customary cubic metres of oil equal, equivalent to 44 – 69 million barrels of oil equal.
“It is inspiring to see how creativity, perseverance and new digital instruments end in discoveries that kind the premise for necessary worth creation, future exercise and manufacturing in accordance with Equinor’s local weather ambitions,” says Nick Ashton, Equinor’s senior vice chairman for exploration in Norway.
The Røver North discovery provides to plenty of discoveries within the Troll/Fram space lately. It began with Echino, which gave a number of solutions within the autumn of 2019, and continued with Swisher in the summertime of 2020.
Recoverable oil equal from these three discoveries can already measure towards the full manufacturing from fields like Valemon, Gudrun and Gina Krog. And the exploration continues. Equinor and the companions have matured a number of neighbouring prospects. The Blasto and Apodida prospects in manufacturing licence 090 shall be drilled after Røver Nord.
The first discovery this 12 months was made in one of the mature areas of the Norwegian continental shelf. After greater than fifty years of exploration drilling there are nonetheless many unknown items within the geological jigsaw puzzle. For every exploration nicely that’s drilled, a brand new piece is put into place.
Geologists, geophysicists and different subsurface personnel acquire new perception and understanding which later types the premise for brand new exploration alternatives.
Exploration nicely 31/1-2 S and appraisal nicely 31/1-2 A in manufacturing licence 923 had been drilled some 10 kilometres northwest of the Troll area, 18 kilometres southwest of the Fram area and 130 kilometres northwest of Bergen.
Appraisal nicely 31/1-2 A struck sandstones with good to reasonable reservoir high quality within the Etive formation and higher a part of the Oseberg formation. The decrease a part of the Oseberg formation contained sandstone with reasonable to poor reservoir high quality. An estimated complete of 41 metres of efficient sandstone reservoir was discovered within the two formations. The nicely proved 12 metres of oil within the Etive formation, the place the oil/water contact was not encountered, and a 17-metres oil column within the Oseberg formation.
The Cook formation proved to be water-filled in each wells, however with reasonable to good reservoir high quality. The wells weren’t formation examined, however intensive information acquisition and sampling happened.
Well 31/1-2 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 3439.5 metres beneath sea degree and a measured depth of 3555 metres.
The water depth on the website is 349 metres. The nicely has been completely plugged and deserted. The wells had been drilled by the West Hercules drilling rig, which can now drill exploration nicely 31/2-22 S in manufacturing licence 090 within the northern North Sea.
(Source: Equinor – (Image: West Hercules/Seadrill)
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