North Sea Brasse well confirms reservoir quality

Faroe Petroleum has issued an update on the Brasse appraisal well, drilled by the semisubmersible Deepsea Bergen.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKFaroe Petroleum has issued an update on the Brasse appraisal well, drilled by the semisubmersible Deepsea Bergen.

The Faroe-operated 31/7-2 S well, which reached at TD of 2,450 m (8,038 ft), was targeting a seismic anomaly 2 km (1.2 mi) southeast of last year’s31/7-1 discovery well.

It successfully penetrated the oil-water contact on the flank of the Brasse field and encountered around 8.5 m (27.9 ft) gross of oil-bearing Jurassic reservoir above the oil-water contact.

Analysis of coring, wireline logs, and pressure suggests the presence of oil in a good-quality sand-rich reservoir, the same oil-water contact as in the original discovery well and side track, and good pressure communication within the reservoir.

The partners have sanctioned a drillstem test to confirm well productivity, investigate reservoir distribution and to provide further information for planning a development project.

Pressure gauges to communicate with surface after the well has been P&A’d will also be installed in the appraisal well to provide long-term pressure monitoring of the reservoir.

Soon the partners will decide whether to drill a side track to the current well and a second appraisal well later this year (depending on analysis of the recent results).

Evaluation continues of the recently awarded Brasse Extension area, which Faroe also operates, ahead of a potential drilling decision.

Brasse is within tieback range of the Brage field platform and the Oseberg field center.

06/13/2017

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