KASSEL, Germany -- Wintershall Noordzee has discovered further oil while appraising the 1986 Ravn discovery in the Danish North Sea.
Ravn-3, spudded in September by the jackup Noble George Sauvageau in 48 m (157 ft) water depth, was drilled as a slanted well, reaching TVD of 4,469 m (14,662 ft) in Triassic-age layers. It successfully proved hydrocarbon-bearing sandstones on Upper Jurassic age and flowed oil during a production test.
Ravn is in License 5/06 on the westernmost fringe of the Danish sector. The previous license holder exited the permit in 1987 after drilling a second well, deeming the find sub-economic. The current licensees (Wintershall, Bayengas, EWE, and Nordsofonden) plan to evaluate the latest results to determine whether commercial production is feasible.
Wintershall proves more oil in Ravn
Wintershall Noordzee has discovered further oil while appraising the 1986 Ravn discovery in the Danish North Sea.