Statoil reports minor find in North Sea Visund area

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Statoil Petroleum has discovered more oil, gas, and condensate on the east flank of the Visund field in the northern Norwegian North Sea.

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the semisubmersible Songa Trym drilled well 34/8-16 S on production license 120, 140 km (87 mi) northwest of Bergen, in 380 m (1,247 ft) of water.

The well encountered an 85-m (279-ft) hydrocarbon column in the Lunde formation, 40 m (131 ft) of which were of moderate to good reservoir quality. Early analysis suggests 0.4-1.1 MMcmoe recoverable.

This was the 26th exploration well drilled on the concession. The licensees will consider development options, NPD added.

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has sanctioned Statoil’s plan to drill exploration well 30/89 S on the Oseberg field in PL 104.

The Songa Delta was due to spud the well last month in 99 m (325 ft) of water, with drilling expected to last around 54 days.


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