Lower Lunde proves oil on Snorre field

A well in the northeastern area of the Snorre field has proven oil, says Statoil.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- A well in the northeastern area of the Snorre field has proven oil, says Statoil. The well’s purpose was to prove petroleum in the Upper Triassic reservoir rocks in lower parts of the Lunde formation.

The find, named Lower Lunde, is estimated to contain between 6 and 19 MMboe. The well was not formation tested, though samples were taken and data collected. Statoil will now permanently plug and abandon the well.

The Snorre Unit licensees are considering tying in production from the find to Snorre.

“Together with the other discoveries on Tampen in 2009 – such as Vigdis Nordøst, Pan/Pandora and Titan – the Lower Lunde find will help maintain production from the major fields in the area during coming years,” says Nicholas Ashton, Statoil’s head of infrastructure-led exploration in the Tampen area.

02/23/2010

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