Wintershall makes small oil find offshore Norway

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway Wintershall Norge has discovered a small oil accumulation in the Vega area of the North Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

The semisubmersible Borgland Dolphin drilled two exploratory wells for the operator in 381 m (1,250 ft) of water in license PL 248, 5 km (3.1 mi) northwest of the producing Vega field, designed to prove hydrocarbons in late Jurassic reservoir rocks.

One well was dry, but well 35/8-6 A encountered a 3-m (9.8-ft) oil column in the Heather formation with poor reservoir quality.

Initial analysis suggests 0.2-1 MMboe recoverable.

Borgland Dolphin is now heading to PL 248 F in the North Sea to drill wildcat well 35/11-19 S for the same operator.


Share your news with Offshore at

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...