North Sea Brasse sidetrack encounters 25-m oil column

The Faroe Petroleum PLC-operated Brasse sidetrack well (31/7-1A) reached a TD of 2,530 m, encountering a 25-m gross oil column and 6-m gross gas column at the Brasse discovery on license PL740 in the Norwegian North Sea.

The objective of the sidetrack was to appraise the southeastern portion of the hydrocarbon-bearing structure previously identified by the main discovery well (OGJ Online, June 16, 2016).

Results based on extensive coring, wireline logging, and sampling show that the well has encountered oil and gas in good quality Jurassic reservoir sandstones, similar to those in the main well, and provide important information about the reservoir distribution in Brasse, the firm says.

The hydrocarbon-bearing interval in the well was found to be at a similar pressure level to the hydrocarbon-bearing interval in the initial discovery well. Total gross volumes of recoverable hydrocarbons are estimated at 28-54 million bbl of oil and 89-158 bcf of gas.

The Brasse discovery is 13 km south of the Brage field platform in which the company holds 14.3% working interest, 13 km to the east of the Oseberg Sor field platform, and 13 km to the southeast of the Oseberg field platform.

Faroe and 50-50 partner Point Resources AS will now begin assessing options for the discovery.

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