Neptune Energy will consider additional data gathering and reservoir testing after encountering hydrocarbons in the Calypso exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.The prospect lies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, 14 km northwest of Draugen field and 22 km northeast of Njord A platform in PL 938. Logs proved the presence of hydrocarbons, but operations in the reservoir section are at an early stage and commercial volumes are not yet confirmed, the operator said in a release Nov. 16.
The well is being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai semisubmersible drilling rig and comprises a mainbore (6407/8-8 S) with an optional sidetrack (6407/8-8 A) based on the outcome of the exploration well. The reservoir target is the middle and lower Jurassic formations. It is expected to be reached at a depth of about 2,960 m. In the event of a commercial discovery, Calypso could be tied back to existing infrastructure (OGJ Online, Nov. 2, 2022).
Neptune Energy is operator of the license (30%) with partners OKEA ASA (30%), Pandion Energy AS (20%), and Vår Energi ASA (20%).