Wintershall makes discovery in North Sea

1/11/2013

Wintershall makes discovery in North Sea

STAVANGER -- Wintershall, the largest internationally active German crude oil and natural gas producer, announces an oil discovery in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea about 200 km off the coast of Stavanger. The own-operated Asha Noor appraisal wells 16/1-16 and its delineation 16/1-16 A in production licence PL 457 were drilled about 3 km east of the 16/1-9 discovery well in the Ivar Aasen discovery and about 3 km north of the Edvard Grieg field.

Preliminary resource estimates range between 20 and 40 MMboe. Extensive coring, sampling and data acquisition have been carried out. The results will now be evaluated to further determine resources and the commerciality of the discovery.

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