Equinor makes oil discovery in North Sea

Equinor makes oil discovery in North Sea

05 Nov 2021

Equinor and its partners have discovered oil in the Blasto prospect near the Fram and Troll fields in the Norwegian North Sea. The discovery was made during the drilling of the 31/2-22 S and 31/2-22 A wildcat wells in the prospect that spans production licences 090, 090 I, and 090 E.

The two wells were drilled by the West Hercules drilling rig in a water depth of 349m. The drilling was carried out almost 3km southwest of the Fram oil field and 11km northwest of the Troll oil field.

According to preliminary estimates, the discovery may have 12-19m standard cubic metres (Sm3) of recoverable oil equivalent, which corresponds to 7.5-120m barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

Well 31/2-22 S encountered a total oil column of nearly 30m in the upper part of the Sognefjord formation and approximately 50m of oil column in the lower part of the same formation. Contacts between oil and water were made at 1,860m and 1,960m, respectively.

The exploratory well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2,282m below sea level and a measured depth of 2,379m below sea level.

Equinor has an operating stake of 45% in the production licence 090/090I. Its partners are Vår Energi (25%), Idemitsu Petroleum (15%), and Neptune Energy (15%).

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