Wintershall Dea makes minor oil find offshore mid-Norway

Wintershall Dea has found small volumes of oil with its latest well in the Norwegian Sea.

Well 6611/1-1 was the first on license 896 in the Norwegian Sea.
Well 6611/1-1 was the first on license 896 in the Norwegian Sea.
(Courtesy Norwegian Petroleum Directorate)

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayWintershall Dea has found small volumes of oil with its latest well in the Norwegian Sea.

Well 6611/1-1 was the first on license 896, awarded under Norway’s APA 2016 round.

The semisub West Hercules drilled it in 357 m (1,171 ft) water depth, 150 km (93 mi) northeast of the Equinor-operated Norne field FPSO and 150 km southwest of the coastal town of Bodø.

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the well penetrated 7 m (23 ft) of oil-bearing sandstone, not yet dated, within the assumed Jurassic sequence. Early analysis suggests less than 1 MMcm of oil, which would not be profitable to develop in this remote location.

The West Hercules will next drill well 31/5-7 in license 001 for Equinor.

11/26/2019

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