Exploration in Norway

Leveraging on our long lasting experience and technical skills we aim to play an increasing role on the NCS. We drilled our first operated well in 2014 on the Haribo prospect in PL 616, and have been active in exploration activities on the NCS since establishing our presence in Norway.

The exploration success includes the gas discoveries of Dvalin (Zidane) East and West in 2010/2012 and Nova oil and gas discovery (formerly known as Skarfjell) in 2012.  These discoveries are currently under development and future production from these fields will contribute to the company’s targets. 

DVALIN (ZIDANE) DISCOVERIES (PL 435), NORWEGIAN SEA
Dvalin (Zidane) 1 - well 6507/7-14S  (PL 435, Wintershall dea Op.) 
Dvalin (Zidane) 2 - well 6507/7-15S  (PL 435, Wintershall dea Op.)
Production license (PL) 435 is located 15 Km northwest of the Heidrun field and 35 Km south of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea. In the 1980s the Dvalin (Zidane) area was not considered very promising by the oil industry following unsuccessful exploration by some companies.
New exploration concepts derived from revue of old well data resulted the application for a relinquished area. PL435 was awarded in 2007 and the Dvalin (Zidane) 1exploration well 6507/7-14S was drilled in September 2010 and proving a 150 meter gas column in the Fangst group.
The field is under development and production is expected to start by Q3 2020.
The field is being developed with four production wells drilled from one subsea template tied-back to the Heidrun production unit. The gas will be exported via Polarled.
The expected reserves (P50) are estimated to be about 18 GSm3. 

NOVA (formerly known as Skarfjell) DISCOVERY (PL 418), NORTHERN NORTH SEA
Nova 1 (PL 418, Wintershall dea Op.)
The Nova (formerly known as Skarfjell) was discovered by well 35/9-7 drilled in 2012 in PL 418. The field located in the Northern North Sea, 17 km southwest of the Gjøa Field.
The discovery has been appraised by well 35/9-8 well, drilled in 2013 and well 35/9-10 drilled in the southern part of the Nova with two deviated wellbores (35/9-10S&35/9-10A).
The recoverable resources are estimated to be 12,5 million Sm3 o.e. The Nova discovery is currently in the execution phase and planned start up in late 2021.

 


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