VNG Norge North Sea well proves gas

Wildcat well 35/3-7 S in the northeastern part of the North Sea has proved gas, according to VNG Norge (Operations).

Offshore staff

STAVANGER--- Wildcat well 35/3-7 S in the northeastern part of the North Sea has proved gas, according to VNG Norge (Operations). The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks from the Early Cretaceous Age.

The well proved gas in the Agat formation in the Lower Cretaceous, the company reports. Preliminary estimates indicate that the size of the discovery in 35/3-7 S, together with previously proven gas discoveries in license 270 (wells 35/3-2 and 35/3-4, collectively called Agat), is between 3 and 7 bcm of recoverable gas.

The well was not formation-tested, but extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out, the company says.

The Bredford Dolphin drilled the well to a vertical depth of 3,945 m (12,943 ft) below the sea surface. The well was terminated in the Åsgard formation in the Lower Cretaceous. It will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

09/18/2009

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