HOUSTON -- A sidetrack well to the Noatun C discovery in the North Sea has struck gas condensate, according to Endeavour International. The operator StatoilHydro has issued preliminary estimates of discovered recoverable reserves between 30 and 50 MMboe.
The sidetrack found gas condensate in the same Jurassic reservoirs as the 6407/8-7 discovery. No water contact was reached suggesting the gas condensate column extends deeper than first assumed. The 6407/7-8A sidetrack was drilled to a total vertical depth of 5,050 m (16,568 ft) below sea level in approximately 293 m (961 ft) of water.
The discovery will now be evaluated for development as a tie back to the Njord field, the company says.