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  • Data analysis Statoil Encounters Gas at 6507/3-12 Well, Norwegian Sea

    Statoil makes a minor gas discovery at 6507/3-12 well in PL159 B, Norwegian Sea. The well was drilled about six km east of the Alve field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea and about 200 km west of Sandnessjoen.The primary exploration target for wildcat well 6507/3-12 was to prove petroleum in Middle...

    Statoil Encounters Gas at 6507/3-12 Well, Norwegian SeaData analysis
    Exploration

    Statoil makes a minor gas discovery at 6507/3-12 well in PL159 B, Norwegian Sea. The well was drilled about six km east of the Alve field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea and about 200 km west of Sandnessjoen.

    The primary exploration target for wildcat well 6507/3-12 was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Garn and Not formations). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks (Ile formation). Another goal was to collect geological data if Cretaceous sandstone rocks were present.

    Well 6507/3-12 encountered a total gas column of about 7m in a Late Cretaceous sandstone layer with good reservoir properties. In the primary and secondary exploration targets, the well encountered about 30m of aquiferous sandstone in the Garn and Not formations, and about 65m of aquiferous sandstone in the Ile and Tofte formations, all with good to moderate reservoir properties.

    Preliminary estimations place the size of the discovery between 1-5 Bcm of recoverable gas. The licensees will assess the discovery along with other nearby discoveries/prospects with regard to a possible development.

    Well 6507/3-12 was drilled by the Deep Sea Bergen drilling facility to a vertical depth of 3,428m below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Tofte formation in the Early Jurassic. Water depth is 381m. The wells will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

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