Cabang BG Group, BG Norge AS menemukan minyak dekat lahan Snorre Norwegia di North Sea, menurut Direktorat Petroleum Norwegia.

Penulis : Eric Watkins

NPD said BG Norge, operator of production license 374 S, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 34/5-1 S about 25 km northeast of the Snorre field.

The primary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Cook formation). The secondary exploration target was to prove petroleum in Lower Jurassic to Upper Triassic reservoir rocks (the Statfjord formation).

“Oil was proven in the Cook formation, while the Statfjord formation was dry,” NPD said, adding that the licensees will consider the resource potential by drilling an appraisal well as a sidetrack from well 34/5-1 S.

NPD said the well was not formation-tested, but extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. It said 34/5-1 S is the first exploration well in production license 374 S, which was awarded in APA 2005.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,712 m subsea and was terminated in the Statfjord formation.

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