NORSK HYDRO TESTS OIL ZONE IN TROLL GAS FIELD

Norsk Hydro has started a 12 month production test of extensive oil reserves underlying Troll gas field in the Norwegian North Sea. The company is using the Petrojarl test ship to produce a single horizontal well drilled into a 72 ft thick oil zone under the western lobe of the giant gas field. The well, in 1,085 ft of water, is producing about 12,000 b/d. If the year-long test is successful, Norsk Hydro could have a floating oil production system operational in West Troll by 1994, 2 years

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