Total discovers 21-m oil column in North Sea's Heimdal field


Total discovers 21-m oil column in North Sea's Heimdal field

STAVANGER -- Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA is, as partner in production licence 102F, in the process of completing the drilling of exploration well 25/5-9. The well encountered a gross oil column of 21 m in the Heimdal formation, of which 19 m had good reservoir quality. Basic data acquisition and sampling were carried out. According to Det Norske, the acquired information and pressure data indicate, as expected, very good production properties.

Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 0.5 and 2.0 MMSm3 of recoverable oil. The licensees will evaluate the discovery together with other nearby prospects and consider further follow-up. The well was drilled about 10 km east of the Heimdal field in the central part of the North Sea, and about 200 km northwest of Stavanger.

The well was the first in production licence 102F. The well was drilled vertically to 2,240 m below sea level and terminated in the Heimdal formation in the Paleocene. The water depth at the site is 122 m. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

The licensees are Total E&P Norge (operator, 40%), Petoro (30%), Det Norske Oljeselskap (10%), Lotos Exploration and Production Norge (10%), Ithaca Petroleum Norge (10%).

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