STAVANGER, Norway — The Transocean Norge semisub has completed an appraisal well for Wintershall Dea and its partners on the 2020 Bergknapp light oil discovery in the Norwegian Sea.
Work has started on potential development options.
Bergknapp is in PL836S, 8 km west of the Wintershall Dea-operated Maria Field that is tied back to the Kristin platform, and 200 km north of Kristiansund. It is also close to other producing fields and the current Dvalin North development.
The purpose of the well, completed earlier this month, was to recue uncertainty concerning volumes and the subsurface, including the underlying gas in the Åre Formation that came to light following a reentry and sidetrack of the Bergknapp discovery well in 2021.
For the oil in the Garn, Ile and Tilje formations, new analysis suggests 44 MMboe to 75 MMboe, with 6 MMboe to 25 MMboe in the Åre Formation.
Transocean Norge, which is under a long-term contract for Wintershall Dea and OMV, will relocate to the nearby Wintershall Dea-operated PL211 CS license to drill another appraisal well on the Adriana and Sabina discoveries.