Grosbeak well hits pay in North Sea

Grosbeak exploration well 35/12-2 has hit pay, according to operator Wintershall Norge.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER-- Grosbeak exploration well 35/12-2 has hit pay, according to operator Wintershall Norge. Hydrocarbons were found in both targets for the North Sea well, with preliminary volume for the discovery estimated between 35 and 190 MMboe.

“Grosbeak is a very promising discovery that is important to Noreco,” says Lars Fosvold, vice president. Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco) holds a 20% stake in the operation.

The objective of the well was to test the hydrocarbon potential in the Sognefjord Formation and Fensfjord Formation in the Upper Jurassic and in the Brent Group in Middle Jurassic. The well, which was drilled by the semisub Songa Delta, found oil and gas in the Sognefjord Formation and oil in the Brent Group, the company reports.

In addition to Grosbeak, the company has identified four main prospects and seven smaller prospects in the license. The volume potential in the remaining four main prospects is estimated to be up to 375 MMboe gross, the company says. The license is close to existing infrastructure.

07/08/2009

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