STAVANGER, Norway – PGNiG Upstream Norway AS has acquired detailed 2D seismic to assist selection of a planned well on the Shrek prospect in the Norwegian Sea.
The well in the PL838 license, due to spud in the second half of this year, will be the company’s first as operator offshore Norway.
The main purpose of the site survey was to examine the geological profile and to minimize the risk of drilling into shallow gas, brine pockets or glacial irregularities that could obstruct drilling operations.
In addition, PGNiG commissioned a survey of the seafloor using an ROV to identify any areas potentially sensitive to drilling operations and to detect any unexploded ordnance, shipwrecks, or other potential obstacles.
Partners in the license are Aker BP and DEA Norge.
PGNiG’s goal is to increase its gas production in Norway by 2.5 bcm annually after 2022.