Maersk reports small gas discovery offshore mid-Norway

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayMaersk Oil has proven gas with a well drilled 20 km (12.4 mi) southwest of the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea.

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the semisubmersible Leiv Eiriksson drilled well 6406/6-4 S in production license 510 in 261 m (856 ft) of water.

The well encountered a 25-m (82-ft) gas column in the Garn formation, with 102-m (334-ft) thick sandstone of good reservoir quality.

NPD estimates the resource in the range of 1.5-3 MMcmoe, probably sub-economic at today’s prices.

This was the first well on the license, awarded under Norway’s APA 2009 round. 


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