Spirit Energy has minor find off Norway

Spirit Energy reports a “technical oil discovery” on its Tethys Prospect in the Norwegian North Sea. Well 35/9-14 on PL 682 cut 20 m of hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone in the Oxfordian (Upper Jurassic) Heather formation. Reservoir quality was poor. A downdip sidetrack encountered 30 of sandstone with hydrocarbon shows, but reservoir quality there also was low.

Spirit Energy reports a “technical oil discovery” on its Tethys Prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

Well 35/9-14 on PL 682 cut 20 m of hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone in the Oxfordian (Upper Jurassic) Heather formation. Reservoir quality was poor. A downdip sidetrack encountered 30 of sandstone with hydrocarbon shows, but reservoir quality there also was low.

The well is on the Maloy Slope, 66 km west of Floro and 6 km northwest of Gjoa field.

An appraisal well, 35/9-14A, was dry. Both wells were drilled by the Songa Enabler semisubmersible rig.

Well 35/9-14 is 35 m northwest of well 35/9-13, which encountered technical problems and was plugged. Water depth in the area is about 365 m.

Calling results “disappointing, Spirit Energy Director Arne Westeng said the wells “confirm that the stratigraphic trapping mechanism for the prospect works.”

Spirit Energy operates the license with a 30% working interest. Partners are Capricorn Norge AS, 30%, and Wellesley Petroleum AS and Petoro, 20% each.

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