BG Norge makes oil find in Norwegian North Sea

BG Norge AS has reported finding oil in exploration well 34/3-1 S in the Norwegian North Sea.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Aug. 12 -- BG Norge AS has reported finding oil in exploration well 34/3-1 S in the Norwegian North Sea.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said the well was drilled on production license 373 S and reached a total vertical depth of 4,057 m below sea level. Oil was discovered in a Jurassic reservoir, and the well was completed in the Triassic.

The well is northeast of StatoilHydro's Snorre field. "A comprehensive data acquisition program has been carried out. The resource potential will now be evaluated with a side-track," the NPD added.

Dolphin AS's Bredford Dolphin semisubmersible rig drilled the well in water 410 m deep. Production license 373 S was awarded in the 2005 Awards in Predefined Areas licensing round.

The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned once the sidetrack is completed. The rig will then move to PL 338 and drill appraisal well 16/1-8 for Lundin Petroleum.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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