Statoil finds more gas in Aasta Hansteen area offshore Norway

Statoil has scored a second successive gas discovery within tieback range of its deepwater Aasta Hansteen development in the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect
Statoil gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has scored a second successive gas discovery within tieback range of its deepwater Aasta Hansteen development in the Norwegian Sea.

The well, drilled by the semisubmersibleTransocean Spitsbergen, proved a 38-m (124-ft) gas column in the Nise formation in the Roald Rygg prospect in license PL602 partners. It followed the earlier find on the Snefrid Nord structure, 7 km (4.3 mi) to the east.

Statoil estimates recoverable volumes from Roald Rygg in the 12-44 MMboe range. This combined with the findings from Snefrid Nord correspond to around 25% of the Aasta Hansteen recoverable potential.

Aasta Hansteen will feature the world’s largest spar platform. Statoil anticipates start-up in 2017.

04/13/2015

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