STAVANGER, Norway – Equinor has discovered gas and condensate in the Atlantis prospect in the North Sea.
Early analysis suggests recoverable reserves in the range 19-63 MMboe.
The semisubmersible West Hercules drilled the well, the first on production license 878, 17 km (10.6 mi) south of Equinor’s Kvitebjørn field and 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Huldra and in 142 m (466 ft) of water.
The well penetrated a 160-m (525-ft) high gas column, including 60 m (197 ft) of effective Middle Jurassic reservoir rock. After reaching a vertical depth of 4,359 m (14,301 ft) below sea level, the well was P&A’d.
Equinor and partners Source Energy and Wellesley Petroleum will consider whether to appraise the find as part of an overall assessment of the area.
The West Hercules is now preparing to drill exploration well 35/11-24 S in North Sea license 248 C, on the Swisher prospect.