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 Norway Effectively Slot- Time to Rokke n’Roll
May 31, 2021

Norway Effectively Slot- Time to Rokke n’Roll

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As of 25 March, Westwood International Power experiences that there’s one appraisal nicely and 4 exploration wells lively. Three exploration wells are within the Northern North Sea and one within the Norwegian Sea. The appraisal nicely is within the Norwegian Sea. One exploration nicely programme has accomplished because the final report, with the Statfjord Kile nicely P&A dry. A complete of 4 exploration wells have accomplished so far in 2022 and none have been profitable.

North Sea

Equinor spudded the 35/10-8 S Kveikje Rokke n’Roll exploration nicely on 8 March with the Deepsea Stavanger semi sub. The nicely has a number of targets, with Eocene Balder Formation injectites being the Kveikje goal. These are amplitude supported with assets of 36 mmboe and upside of 79 mmboe. The Paleocene intra-Sele Formation is the Rokke goal and the Higher Cretaceous Jorsalfare Fm is the n’Roll goal with a further useful resource estimate of 127 mmboe for the latter. The nicely has a c. 32-day dry gap length.

ConocoPhillips spudded the 6507/5-11 Slagugle appraisal nicely on 8 March with the Transocean Norge semi-sub. The nicely is appraising the 6507/5-10 S discovery drilled in 2020 which encountered a 270m (886ft) oil column within the Åre Formation and Triassic “Gray Beds”. Assets are estimated by the NPD to be 118.2 mmbbl and 46 bcf (125.9 mmboe). The nicely is predicted to take 29 days in a dry gap case and 65 days if profitable.

Operations are nonetheless ongoing on the Neptune 35/9-16 S Hamlet and 25/2-23 S Grefsenkollen / Øst Frigg exploration wells.

The 34/4-17 S, 34/4-18 S Statfjord Kile exploration nicely, operated by Equinor, accomplished on 6 March, after spudding on 31 January 2022 with the Deepsea Stavanger semi sub. The nicely encountered about c. 24m of fine high quality Early Jurassic Eiriksson Formation and c. 25m reasonable to good high quality Late Triassic Raude Formation. Each reservoir intervals have been water bearing with no traces of hydrocarbons.

Norwegian Sea

Equinor spudded the 6305/5-C-3-H Ormen Lange Deep exploration nicely on 18 February with the Transocean Barents. The nicely is concentrating on the Cretaceous Lysing and Intra-Lange Formation sandstones beneath the Ormen Lange subject construction. The nicely is being drilled from the Ormen Lange C subsea template location. JV associate Vår Energi quoted excessive influence pre-drill assets for Ormen Lange Deep of 290 mmboe. The nicely has a 60-day dry gap length and 109 days in a hit case.

Barents Sea

There is no such thing as a present E&A drilling within the Barents Sea. The subsequent exploration nicely within the area is predicted to be on Equinor’s 7220/8-2 S Snøfonn Nord prospect in Q1 2022.

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