Total proves hydrocarbons close to Norne

Total E&P Norge has found oil and gas with a wildcat well in the Norwegian Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, NorwayTotal E&P Norge has found oil and gas with a wildcat well in the Norwegian Sea.

Well 6607/12-2 S was drilled by the Songa Delta semisub in license PL127 in 369 m (1,210 ft) water depth, 8 km (4.9 mi) west of the Statoil-operated Norne field.

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), it proved oil and gas in both its targets - Middle and Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (Fangst and Båt group), and Cretaceous reservoir rocks (Cromer Knoll group).

Initial estimates put the discovery in the range 3-16 MMcmoe recoverable oil equivalents. Development will be considered with other fields in the area.

Songa Delta now heads to a shipyard for its 30-year certification, before sailing to the North Sea to drill another wildcat for Det norske oljeselskap.

10/13/2011

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