Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Norway Well Slot- Time to Rokke n’Roll

© BloombergNorway oil licences

As of 25 March, Westwood Global Energy reports that there is one appraisal well and four exploration wells active. Three exploration wells are in the Northern North Sea and one in the Norwegian Sea. The appraisal well is in the Norwegian Sea. One exploration well programme has completed since the last report, with the Statfjord Kile well P&A dry. A total of four exploration wells have completed to date in 2022 and none have been successful.

North Sea

Equinor spudded the 35/10-8 S Kveikje Rokke n’Roll exploration well on 8 March with the Deepsea Stavanger semi sub. The well has several targets, with Eocene Balder Formation injectites being the Kveikje target. These are amplitude supported with resources of 36 mmboe and upside of 79 mmboe. The Paleocene intra-Sele Formation is the Rokke target and the Upper Cretaceous Jorsalfare Fm is the n’Roll target with an additional resource estimate of 127 mmboe for the latter. The well has a c. 32-day dry hole duration.

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

Operations are still ongoing at 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 well, operated by Equinor, completed on 6 March, after spudding on 31 January 2022 with the Deepsea Stavanger semi sub. The well encountered about c. 24m of good quality Early Jurassic Eiriksson Formation and c. 25m moderate to good quality Late Triassic Raude Formation. Both reservoir intervals were water bearing with no traces of hydrocarbons.

Norwegian Sea

Equinor spudded the 6305/5-C-3-H Ormen Lange Deep exploration well on 18 February with the Transocean Barents. The well is targeting the Cretaceous Lysing and Intra-Lange Formation sandstones beneath the Ormen Lange field structure. The well is being drilled from the Ormen Lange C subsea template location. JV partner Vår Energi quoted high impact pre-drill resources for Ormen Lange Deep of 290 mmboe. The well has a 60-day dry hole duration and 109 days in a success case.

Barents Sea

There is no current E&A drilling in the Barents Sea. The next exploration well in the region is expected to be on Equinor’s 7220/8-2 S Snøfonn Nord prospect in Q1 2022.

Recommended for you

More from Energy Voice

Latest Posts