Statoil adds to Norne oil cluster offshore Norway

The semisubmersible Songa Trym has discovered oil for Statoil in the Svale North prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil Svale North
Statoil Svale North

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – The semisubmersible Songa Trym has discovered oil for Statoil in the Svale North prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Exploration well 6608/10-15, drilled 9 km (5.6 mi) northeast of the Norne field in license PL128 in 375 m (1,230 ft) of water, proved a 45-m (147-ft) oil column in the Åre formation and a 45-m oil column in the Melke formation. Reservoir properties were as expected in both targets.

Statoil estimates recoverable volumes in the 6-19 MMbbl range. A review will follow to determine whether the find can betied back to the Norne FPSO.

After P&A’ing the well,Songa Trym will head to PL348 in the Norwegian Sea to drill wildcat well 6407/8-6 for Statoil.

9/11/2013

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