Equinor makes oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea

23 Apr 2021

Equinor and its partners have made an oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea through the drilling of the 6407/1-A-3 BH exploration well in a new segment of the Tyrihans field.

The discovery was made in production licence 073 which is partnered with Total E&P Norge and Vår Energi.

The 6407/1-A-3 BH well was drilled by the Transocean Norge rig from subsea template A at Tyrihans North. It encountered a gas column of nearly 43m and an oil column of around 15m in the Ile formation.

The recoverable resources from the discovery are so far projected at 3-4.2 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, which corresponds to 19-26 million barrels of oil equivalent.

The Tyrihans oil and gas field, which is located in The Halten Bank area, has been producing since 2009. Its production is expected to continue to the end of 2029.

Equinor and its partners plan to begin production immediately from the new discovery having determined it to be commercially viable.

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