Statoil finds more oil and gas near Gina Krog offshore Norway

Offshore staff

TRONDHEIM, Norway – The semisubmersible Songa Trym is close to completing drilling of an exploration well and two side tracks northeast of the Gina Krog field development in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Well 15/6-13 and the subsequent 15/6-13 A and 15/6-13 B side tracks were exploring the East 3 segment, in a water depth of 114 m (374 ft).

According to partner Det norsk oljeselskap (Statoil is the operator), they encountered gas and oil in Hugin and Sleipner formations, with a total hydrocarbon column height of around 300 m (984 ft) in the Mid-Jurassic Hugin formation.

Initial analysis based on an extensive data acquisition program in the reservoir sections indicates 6-13 MMboe of recoverable reserves. The partners plan to evaluate additional volumes in the Sleipner formation and to assess whether the find can be produced as part of a future area development.

Songa Trym will next drill a well for Statoil in the UK sector.


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