Statoil finds more oil in Grane area

Statoil has a new oil discovery close to the Grane field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Statoil has a new oil discovery close to the Grane field in the Norwegian North Sea.

The semisubmersibleSonga Trym drilled well 25/11-27 in the Grane Unit, and proved a 20-m (66-ft) oil column in the Heimdal formation. Estimated recoverable volumes are in the 18-33 MMbbl range.

After P&A’ing the well, the rig will head to production license 128 in the Norwegian Sea to drill appraisal well 6608/11-8 for Statoil.

This year, Statoil adds, around 40% of itsexploration wells offshore Norway will be near-field exploration, including the Oseberg, Fram/Gjøa, and Tampen areas.

5/28/2013

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