Statoil proves more gas north of Åsgard offshore Norway

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has discovered gas/condensate in the Smørbukk North structure in the Norwegian Sea.

The semisubmersible Transocean Leader drilled high-temperature well 6506/9-3 in 302 m (91 ft) of water on license PL479 in the Haltenbanken region. It intersected a 40-m (131-ft) gas/condensate column in a down-to situation in the mid-Jurassic Garn formation, and a thin gas/condensate column deeper in the Ile formation.

Statoil estimates recoverable volumes in the 25-47 MMboe range.

Gro Haatvedt, senior vice president exploration Norway, said it was the first new find in the area since the 1980s, when all three discoveries comprising the Åsgard field were drilled.

This was the first well on the license, which was awarded in early 2008. The rig next heads to North Sea license 050ES to drill another wildcat for Statoil.

8/19/2013

Smørbukk North

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