Vår Energi ASA plans to drill a sidetrack well to better define the size of a new Barents Sea oil discovery. The company discovered oil in the 7122/8-1S Countach well in production license 229 (Goliat) northwest of Hammerfest.
The well is currently drilled to 2,958 m measured depth. Oil has been encountered in Realgrunnen and Kobbe formations.
Extensive data is being collected for further assessment.
Vår Energi is the operator (65%) with partner Equinor Energy AS (35%).