Eni to drill two subsea wells in Goliat field

Eni Norge AS plans to drill two subsea wells in Goliat field to start production from the Snadd discovery in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. The Snadd reservoir lies between the Realgrunnen and Kobbe reservoirs, which already are producing.

Eni Norge AS plans to drill two subsea wells in Goliat field to start production from the Snadd discovery in the Barents Sea offshore Norway. The Snadd reservoir lies between the Realgrunnen and Kobbe reservoirs, which already are producing.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) estimates this will increase Goliat’s oil reserves 7.5 million bbl to about 200 million bbl. Snadd was mentioned in Goliat’s plan for development and operation (PDO). NPD has approved Eni’s application for a PDO exemption.

Eni Norge plans to drill a production well and a water-injection well in Snadd, with start-up anticipated later this year. The wells will be drilled from the subsea equipment on Goliat.

Goliat was the first oil field to start production in the Barents Sea. Eni developed it by using a floating cylindrical production and storage vessel with a capacity of 1 million bbl.

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