ABERDEEN --Appraisal drilling has proven further gas and condensate at the Fulla field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Operator StatoilHydro discovered Fulla in February in production license PL 352/035B, close to the abandoned Lille Frigg field.
According to partner Dana Petroleum, the discovery came in a lower Brent group reservoir. The latest well, a sidetrack drilled by the semisubmersibleTransocean Leader, encountered gas in the upper part of the Brent group (Tarbert formation). Water depth was 111 m (364 ft).
Although the latest well was not tested, there was extensive data collection and sampling. Proven volumes for the two wells are estimated at 60-105 MMboe. The partners are considering development via a tie-back to nearby infrastructure.