Bredford Dolphin spuds North Sea Freke prospect

The semisubmersible Bredford Dolphin has spudded the North Sea Freke prospect in PL 029B, according to Det norske.

Offshore staff

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.

02/16/2009

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