STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Drilling is under way on the Caterpillar prospect in the Norwegian North Sea, operated by Marathon Petroleum.
Well 24/9-10S, drilled by the semisubmersible Transocean Winner, will target Hermod formation sandstones in the same reservoir trend as the Marihøne discovery which is 6 km (3.7 mi) to the west and 27 km (16.8 mi) south of Marathon’s Alvheim production complex. Drilling should take around 50 days, with a planned TD for the well of 2,165 m (7,103 ft) below sea level.
Partner Lundin Petroleum estimates Caterpillar’s unrisked prospective oil resources of 11 MMbbl. A discovery could be developed as a satellite to Marihøne.
Caterpillar is in license PL340BS. ConocoPhillips is the other partner.
Transocean Winner burrows into Caterpillar
Drilling is under way on the Caterpillar prospect in the Norwegian North Sea, operated by Marathon Petroleum.