Equinor has made a brand new discovery within the Troll/Fram space within the northern North Sea, the corporate revealed in a press release posted on its web site, which was translated from Norwegian.
Discovery volumes are calculated to be between 9 and 35 million barrels of oil equal, in accordance with the assertion, which famous that each oil and fuel have been discovered. That is the ninth discover in 12 makes an attempt within the space since 2019, Equinor highlighted within the assertion.
“The licensees regard the discover as industrial and can assess connections to different finds and current infrastructure within the space,” Equinor mentioned within the assertion.
“It’s optimistic that we will nonetheless make such discoveries in an space with good infrastructure for oil and fuel,” Geir Sørtveit, Space Director for Exploration and Manufacturing West at Equinor, added within the assertion.
“Because of this the discoveries may be developed at low prices and with low CO2 emissions,” the Equinor consultant went on to state.
Equinor is the operator of the event. Its companions are Vår Energi, INPEX Idemitsu Norge, and Neptune Power Norge. The eight earlier discoveries within the area comprise Echino Sør, Swisher, Røver Nord, Blasto, Toppand, Kveikje, Røver Sør, and Heisenberg, Equinor highlighted within the assertion.
In a press release despatched to Rigzone on Friday, Neptune Power mentioned it welcomed the announcement from Equinor “on the profitable oil and fuel discovery close to the Fram subject within the Norwegian sector of the North Sea”.
“We congratulate Equinor for his or her protected and profitable drilling operation, which once more proves the potential within the extremely prolific Fram space,” Neptune Power’s Managing Director in Norway and the UK, Odin Estensen, mentioned within the assertion.
“Its shut proximity to current infrastructure supplies potential alternatives for a low emission, cost-efficient improvement,” Estensen added.
Within the assertion, Neptune Power confirmed that the licensees take into account the invention to be commercially viable and mentioned they are going to take into account the potential tie-in to different current discoveries within the space by way of current infrastructure.
In a press release posted on its website on Friday, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) highlighted that Equinor had concluded the drilling of wells 35/11-26 S and 35/11-26 A about 2.5 miles west of the Fram subject and 80 miles northwest of Bergen.
“The first exploration goal for wildcat properly 35/11-26 S was to show petroleum in sandstone within the Heather Formation from the Late Jurassic and the Brent Group from the Center Jurassic, in addition to to analyze reservoir properties within the Prepare dinner Formation from the Early Jurassic,” the NPD famous within the assertion.
“Nicely 35/11-26 S encountered a seven meter fuel column and a 26 meter oil column within the Heather Formation, in sandstone layers totaling 33 meters with average to good reservoir high quality. The oil/water contact was not encountered,” the NPD famous within the assertion.
“The Brent Group and the Prepare dinner Formation have been water-filled with average to good reservoir high quality,” it added.
“Nicely 35/11-26 A encountered sandstones of average to good reservoir high quality within the Heather Formation; the reservoir was aquiferous. Oil and fuel have been additionally confirmed in shallower intra-Heather sandstones in each wells,” the NPD went on to state.
The wells weren’t formation-tested, however in depth information acquisition and sampling have been performed, the NPD mentioned within the assertion. The wells are the twenty first and twenty second exploration wells in manufacturing license 090, which was awarded within the eighth licensing spherical in 1984, the NPD highlighted.
“Nicely 35/11-26 S was drilled to a vertical depth of three,409 meters and a measured depth of three,770 meters beneath sea degree and was terminated within the Amundsen Formation from the Early Jurassic,” the NPD famous within the assertion.
“Nicely 35/11-26 A was drilled to a vertical depth of three,000 meters and a measured depth of three,421 meters beneath sea degree and was terminated within the Heather Formation from the Late Jurassic,” it added.
“Water depth on the website is 356 meters. The wells have been completely plugged and deserted,” it went on to state.
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