Statoil pursues more oil near Oseberg offshore Norway
Statoil Petroleum has discovered oil from one of two wildcat wells near the Oseberg field center in the North Sea.
The semisubmersibleSonga Deltadrilled wells 30/11-11 S and 30/11-11 A in 106 m (348 ft) of water in license PL035/272, respectively 2 km (1.2 mi) southeast of the 30/11-9 A Askja East discovery, and 35 km (22 mi) southwest of Oseberg South.
According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, 30/11-11 S encountered a 25-m (82-ft) oil column in the upper part of the Tarbert formation, of which 22 m (72 ft) had moderate to good reservoir properties.
The other well was dry. Both will be permanently P&A’d.
Songa Delta will next drill the 30/11-12 S exploration well in the same license and potentially 30/11-12 A, if the result warrants appraisal.
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