OSLO, Norway — OMV (Norge) has discovered oil west of the Gudrun Field in the Norwegian North Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).
The Odfjell-operated semisub Deepsea Yantai drilled well 15/2-2 S 5 km in 111 m of water, 5 km from the Gudrun Field center and 230 km west of Stavanger.
The well encountered hydrocarbons in the thin sandstone layers of the 500-m thick intra-Draupne Formation, with oil samples taken from two sand layers with different pressure regimes.
Oil shows also registered throughout the entire interval in the Upper Jurassic.
Early analysis suggests 0.95 MMboe to 5.55 MMboe recoverable, with uncertainty over dispersion of the sandstone layers. The licensees will use the results to define the volume potential in different reservoir zones and will assess the find’s development potential alongside other prospects in the production license.
Deepsea Yantai has since relocated to PL 1148 in the North Sea for a program for Wellesley Petroleum.