The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has revealed that Equinor Power AS has drilled a dry effectively close to the Troll area within the North Sea.
Wildcat effectively 31/2-23 S, which was drilled about three kilometers (km) west of the sector, and about 120km northwest of Bergen, had an goal to show petroleum in Center Jurassic reservoir rocks within the Brent Group, the NPD outlined.
The effectively encountered the Brent Group with a thickness of round 135 meters, together with sandstone layers of round 80 meters with good reservoir high quality, in keeping with the NPD, which famous that the effectively is dry and that information acquisition has been carried out.
Nicely 31/2-23 S was drilled to a vertical depth of two,333 meters under sea degree and was terminated within the Drake Formation within the Decrease Jurassic, the NPD highlighted, including that water depth on the web site is 343 meters. The effectively was drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger facility, entered on Might 9, accomplished on Might 22, and plugged and deserted on the identical date, in keeping with NPD information.
Equinor had made no point out of the dry effectively within the information part of its web site on the time of writing. The event follows a spate of discoveries close to the sector.
Again in March this yr, Equinor introduced that it had, once more, struck oil and fuel close to the Troll area. Equinor identified in an organization assertion on the time that the discover was the corporate’s eighth discovery within the space since 2019.
In that assertion, Equinor famous that the volumes had been estimated at between 24 and 84 million barrels of oil equal, with barely extra oil than fuel. Named Heisenberg, the invention effectively was drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig.
“Our Troll exploration play retains delivering,” Geir Sørtveit, Equinor’s Senior Vice President for Exploration and Manufacturing West, mentioned in an organization assertion on the time.
“With discoveries in eight out of 9 exploration wells, we’re approaching a hit fee of 90 %. We plan to additional discover the realm, whereas doable improvement options for the discoveries which were made,” he added.
“We now have an excellent infrastructure within the space and might shortly deliver aggressive barrels from right here to the market at low value and with low CO2 emissions,” the Equinor consultant continued.
In February, Equinor revealed that it had made its seventh discovery near the Troll area since 2019. In line with preliminary estimates, the dimensions of the invention, which was dubbed Røver Sør, is between 17 and 47 million barrels of recoverable oil equal, Equinor highlighted in an organization assertion on the time.
“Discoveries near current infrastructure are essential to keep up oil and fuel manufacturing from the Norwegian continental shelf,” Sørtveit mentioned in an Equinor assertion again in February.
“They want smaller volumes to be worthwhile and will be placed on stream shortly with low carbon emissions. As this discovery is near the Troll area and different discoveries we’ve made within the space, we will already now state that will probably be industrial,” he added.
The Troll area represents “the very cornerstone of Norwegian fuel manufacturing” in keeping with Equinor’s web site, which highlights that the asset accommodates about 40 % of whole fuel reserves on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Troll can also be one of many largest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, the location states, noting that, in 2002, its oil manufacturing totaled greater than 400,000 barrels per day.
The sphere was found in 1979, the preliminary plan for improvement and operation was accredited in 1986., up to date in 1990, and manufacturing began in 1995, the Norwegianpetroleum web site – which is run in cooperation by Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Power and the NPD – exhibits.
About 279 manufacturing wells, 605 branches, and greater than two million reservoir meters have been drilled on Troll, in keeping with the location, which notes that there’s at present one drilling rig on the sector, repeatedly drilling horizontal oil manufacturing wells from the subsea templates on Troll Vest.
The sphere has remaining reserves of 665 million barrels of oil equal, the location highlights. Authentic recoverable reserves on the area had been 1.77 billion barrels of oil equal, in keeping with the location.
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