Production up from Norway's Brage oil field

A Brage oil field production well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea has increased production by up to 13,000 b/d, said well partner Endeavour International Corp. Apr. 11.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Apr. 13 -- A Brage oil field production well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea has increased production by up to 13,000 b/d, said well partner Endeavour International Corp. Apr. 11. Norsk Hydro is field operator.

The 31/4-A-16 B well, completed in the Statfjord reservoir, is one of several wells Hydro and partners planned to drill in Brage field and on adjacent prospects over the next few years. Prior to this development, Brage was producing 20,000 b/d of oil.

"This well is part of an ongoing exploitation program to enhance the production from our Norwegian fields," said William L. Transier, Endeavour chairman, chief executive, and president.

A Hydro spokesman told OGJ the partners have not yet decided how long the drilling program on Brage will last. He said Hydro is drilling a well expected to come on stream this summer, and the company is focusing on multibranch drilling to prolong Brage's field life, which otherwise would have ended in 2005.

The consortium hopes to further reduce operation costs and increase oil recovery so the field can continue to produce until 2010 or beyond.

Consortium members are Hydro 20%, Talisman 34.3%, Petoro 13.4%, Statoil 12.7%, Altinex 12.6%, Endeavour 4.4%, and Revus Energy 2.6 %.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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