OSLO, Norway – Statoil has proven a small oil accumulation 7 km (4.3 mi) from the Oseberg Sør field in the northern Norwegian North Sea.
The semisubmersible Songa Delta drilled the well on production license 104 in 103 m (338 ft) of water.
According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the well encountered a 34-m (111-ft) oil column in sandstone with moderate to good reservoir quality, and an oil/water contact 3,242 m (10,636 ft) below sea level.
Preliminary estimates suggest 1-2 MMboe recoverable.
The discovery will be developed with the Oseberg Delta 2 project, and the license partners are considering a production well in the structure.
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