The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said a wildcat drilled in the North Sea by Statoil Petroleum AS found natural gas and condensate with a preliminary estimate of 1-3 million cu m of gas equivalent recoverable.
The Songa Delta semisubmersible drilled well 30/11-13 about 8 km southeast of the 30/11-8 S Krafla discovery (OGJ Online, June 28, 2011). It’s also about 27 km south of the Oseberg South facility. Water depth is 106 m.
It was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,313 m below the sea surface to the Ness formation. Statoil encountered gas columns of 5 and 31 m in the top part of the Tarbert formation, its primary target.
The well is in production license 272, where Statoil will next drill wildcat 30/11-14 with the Songa Delta (OGJ Online, Sept. 4, 2015).