Det Norske discovers oil with Storklakken in the Norwegian North Sea

By Phaedra Friend Troy

Det norske oljeselskap ASA has discovered oil at the Storklakken prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

Located on Production License 460 in waters measuring 107 meters deep, the 25/1-11 wildcat well was drilled by the Aker Barents semisubmersible drilling rig.

The top hole of the wildcat well was drilled in the winter, but drilling was delayed because of rig repairs. Drilling recommenced following rig repairs, and the discovery well transected a 9-meter oil column of good-quality reservoir.

Data sampling is currently under way on the well to learn more about the Storklakken oil reservoir. Next, Det norske will drill a sidetrack well to further determine the size of the oil field.

Should the Storklakken oil field prove commercially viable, the development will likely consist of a subsea tieback to the future installation on the Froy field.

Det norske holds 100 percent interest in Production License 460 and serves as the operator of the block. The Storklakken well is one of four that Det norske is drilling in the North Sea.

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