LONDON – Seadrill’s semisubmersible West Phoenix has spudded the Bue well (6406/12-G-1) on the Neptune Energy-operated Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea. The location is 120 km (75 mi) north of Kristiansund.
Steinar Meland, Neptune’s director of Exploration and Development in Norway, said the well has several objectives: “It will act as a pilot for the location of Fenja’s production and injection wells and will support the appraisal of the Bue discovery.
“It will also enhance our understanding of the Frisbee prospect, which is located just below Bue.”
Fenja is an oil and gas field comprising the Pil and Bue discoveries. Pil is currently under development with two subsea templates tied back to the Equinor-operated Njord A platform for processing and export.
Three oil production, one gas injection and two water injection wells will be drilled. If the present campaign at Bue is successful, Bue will also be phased in with one production well and one water injector at the existing subsea templates.
Neptune estimates the potential extra resource at 20 MMboe.