Statoil’s UK drilling to focus initially on Verbier

Statoil has contracted the semisubmersible West Phoenix to drill a well offshore Norway followed by three wells on the UK continental shelf.

West Phoenix
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LONDON – Statoil has contracted the semisubmersible West Phoenix to drill a well offshore Norway followed by three wells on the UK continental shelf.

According to Jersey Oil & Gas, the first of the planned UK wells this summer will be to appraise last year’sVerbier oil discovery, to be followed by a potential side track, on the P.2170 license.

Verbier holds estimated recoverable reserves in the range of 25-130 MMboe: the purpose of the well, Jersey said, is to firm up the size of the resource.

Andrew Benitz, Jersey’s CEO, added: “In parallel with the appraisal well program on Verbier, we are continuing our exploration activities to fully evaluate the remaining prospectivity of the P.2170 license area."

03/01/2018

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