Gas discovery in Oseberg area
The find was made in production licence 306, where StatoilHydro is operator.
“This is another discovery in a highly prospective area,” says Tom Dreyer, head of North Sea infrastructure-led exploration. “It’s in the cellar of the major Oseberg block.”
The discovery well found gas in a 550-metre sandstone-dominated interval dating from the Triassic, which contains several internal pressure barriers.
“It’s got an interesting potential, but further appraisal and better seismic data are needed before we can say anything more exact about its size,” says Mr Dreyer.
An appraisal well is needed to identify how much of the reservoir is producible, and the size of the gas resources concealed in the Oseberg cellar.
Plans call for the discovery to be tied back to the fixed installations in the Oseberg area if further evaluation shows that the reservoir is commercial.
Licensees in production licence 306: StatoilHydro (63,82%), ConocoPhillips (2,58%) og Petoro (33,60%).
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