Eni Goliat appraisal encounters deeper oil

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 22 -- Eni Norge AS has found deeper oil pay during appraisal drilling of its Goliat oil discovery on Production License 229 in the Barents Sea off Norway.

Its 7122/7-4 S on the South Goliat structure encountered an oil column in Early Triassic Klappmys sandstone. The well also confirmed a deeper oil-water contact in the Late Triassic Realgrunnen subgroup and proved a gas-oil contact in Middle Triassic Kobbe.

The Transocean Polar Pioneer semisubmersible drilled the well to a TD of 2,366 m subsea in 372 m of water. The license is 50 km southeast of Snohvit field and 85 km northwest of Hammerfest (OGJ, Nov. 13, 2006, p. 31).

Eni owns 65% interest in and operates PL 229. Partners are Statoil ASA, 20%, and Det Norske Oljeselskap AS, 15%.

The semi next will drill an exploratory well, 7122/7-5, on the Goliat West structure on PL 229.

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