STAVANGER, Norway – Equinor has proved more gas and condensate close to the Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea.
The semisubmersibleWest Phoenix began drilling the Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well in license 199 in early October, 20 km (12.4 mi) south of the Kristin platform.
Results suggest the prospect contains 6-25 MMboe recoverable.
“Ragnfrid North will, together with the former discoveries Lavrans and Erlend East, give a more detailed picture of the potential in this area of the Norwegian Sea,” said Nick Ashton, the company’s senior vice president for exploration in Norway and the UK.
The company and partners Petoro, ExxonMobil, and Total assess the possibilities for a development and tie-in to the Kristin field infrastructure alongside the Kristin South project.
Equinor added that this latest find will likely lead to drilling of other prospects in the central part of the Norwegian Sea.
TheWest Phoenix is now transferring to the UK’s East Shetland basin to drill the Big Foot prospect for Equinor, south of the Mariner field.