Promising Gas Discovery in the Norwegian Sea

Thursday, October 16, 2008

StatoilHydro has concluded the drilling of exploration well 6707/10-2S in the . Gas was confirmed in a reservoir with good production qualities.

The well was drilled in production license 218, which is located south-east of the Luva gas find and 280 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen in mid-Norway. StatoilHydro is the operator of the production license.

The purpose of the well was to confirm gas in reservoir rocks from the Late Cretaceous age in a prospect called Haklang.

A 127-metre long gas column was proven in a reservoir with good production qualities. Core drilling in the sandstone was carried out and fluid and pressure samples were taken.

The size of the discovery is estimated to be between 8 and 14 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3) of recoverable gas.

A joint development of Haklang and the nearby Luva and Snefrid South discoveries will be considered. Luva was confirmed by BP in 1997. The well is the third exploration well in production license 218, which was awarded in the 15th licensing round in 1996.

The well was drilled to a depth of 3,356 meters below sea level and was completed in the Nise formation in Late Cretaceous rock. The water depth is 1248 meters.

Well 6707/10-2S was drilled by Transocean Leader, which is now drilling sidetrack well 6707/10-2A with the aim of exploring a deeper prospect in the same production license.

The partners in production license 218 are: StatoilHydro ASA (operator) (75 percent), ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (15) and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (10).

(www.statoilhydro.com)

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Coast Guard tactical air squadron holds change of command ceremony

Capt. Kevin P. Gavin relieved Capt. Donna L. Cottrell as commanding officer of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville during a change of command ceremony at HITRON Friday.

Shell Commited To Russia Expansion Despite Sanctions

Royal Dutch Shell is committed to expansion in Russia, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden told Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on Friday amid sanctions

Russia Ships First Oil From Offshore Arctic Platform

President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil on Friday, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1645 sec (6 req/sec)