Statoil finds gas in Heidrun area offshore mid-Norway

Statoil Petroleum has proven a new gas accumulation close to the Heidrun field complex in the Norwegian Sea.

Offshore staff

OSLO, Norway – Statoil Petroleum has proven a new gas accumulation close to the Heidrun field complex in the Norwegian Sea.

According to theNorwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the semisubmersible Deepsea Bergen drilled well 6507/8-9 in 358 m (1,174 ft) of water, 9 km (5.6 mi) northeast of Heidrun.

The well encountered an 80-m (262-ft) gas column in the Åre formation in the Båt Group, of which 35 m was in good-quality sandstone reservoir.

The NPD estimates recoverable volumes in the range of 0.7-1.2 bcm. The PL124 licensees will consider a tie-in through Heidrun’s existing infrastructure.

The Deepsea Bergen next drillswildcat well 33/9-22 S in PL 881 in the Norwegian North Sea for Wellesley Petroleum.

08/24/2017

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