Appraisal wells confirm size of Bream discovery

Appraisal wells 17/12-4, - 4 A, and - 4 B on block 17/12-1 confirm the extent of the Bream oil discovery, according to operator Norwegian Energy Co.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- Appraisal wells 17/12-4, - 4 A, and - 4 B on block 17/12-1 confirm the extent of the Bream oil discovery, according to operator Norwegian Energy Co. Preliminary estimates indicate that the field contains between 6 and 10 MMcm (37.7 and 62.9 MMbbl) of recoverable oil.

The company has carried out extensive data acquisition and sampling, including a successful formation test from a limited perforation interval. The maximum production rate was 400 cm/d (2,516 b/d) through a 32/64-in. choke, the company reports.

The semisub West Alpha drilled the wells to vertical depths of 2452, 2314, and 2318 m (8044, 7592, and 7605 ft), respectively. Well 17/12-4 drilled into the Skagerrak formation in the Triassic, and 17/12-4 A and - 4 B terminated in the Bryne formation in the Middle Jurassic.

The wells will be permanently P&A’d.

08/26/2009

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