Statoil has completed another successful appraisal well in PL265 in the Johan Sverdrup discovery together with partners Petoro, Det norske oljeselskap and Lundin.
The 16/2-14 well was drilled in a northwestern segment about 6 kilometres northwest of the 16/2-6 discovery well and about three kilometres northwest of well 16/2-8.
“Mapping the reservoir in the Johan Sverdrup discovery represents one of the main challenges as there are significant variations in reservoir quality and thickness in various parts of the discovery”, says Gro Haatvedt, senior vice president exploration Norway.
“Well 16/2-14 confirms that this part of the Johan Sverdrup field has the same exceptionally good reservoir with about 30 meters being oil saturated.”
The oil/water contact was not encountered. The reservoir quality was lacking both in the Hegre Group and Shetland Group. In the stratigraphic sequence above the reservoir, data was collected in four levels.
The well was drilled by the Ocean Vanguard drilling facility, which will now proceed to drill delineation well 16/2-15 in production licence 265 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery.
Press Release, November 7, 2012