TRONDHEIM, Norway -- The semisubmersible Bredford Dolphin has spudded the North Sea Freke prospect in PL 029B, according to Det norske.
Freke is located in the South Viking Graben and holds a volume potential of 90 MMboe, the company reports. The structure has four-way closure delimited by a north-south trending horst. The primary reservoir is expected to be middle Jurassic Hugin formation, with the underlying Sleipner formation, constituting a secondary target. Expected hydrocarbons are light oil, possibly with a gas cap, the company says.
The exploration well is planned as a vertical well with a total depth of 3,695 m (12,123 ft) with no drillstem test.