STAVANGER, Norway -- RWE Dea has started drilling the Zidane prospect in the Norwegian Sea, according to partner Noreco.
The semisubmersible Bredford Dolphin is drilling well 6507/7-14S in license PL435, 10 km (6.2 mi) west of the Heidrun field. Noreco estimates potential at Zidane of 100-155 MMboe, with gas/condensate the most likely outcome. Results should be issued during September.
In the central Norwegian North Sea, Lundin Norway has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill a wildcat in license PL 501, 35 km (21.7 mi) south of the Grane heavy oil field. The permit area covers parts of blocks 16/2, 3, 5 and 6.
After completing a side track for Talisman Energy Norge, the semisub Transocean Winner will drill well 16/2-6 for Lundin. This will be the first well on the license, which was awarded last year under Norway’s APA 2008 licensing round.
Drilling under way on Zidane
RWE Dea has started drilling the Zidane prospect in the Norwegian Sea, according to partner Noreco.