BARENTS SEA OIL FLOW DISAPPOINTING

Norway's Den norske stats oljeselskap AS completed testing of the first producible oil find in the Barents Sea - with disappointing results. Statoil's 7128/4-1 wildcat flowed 10.3 MMcfd of gas but only 157 b/d of oil through a 71 mm choke, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) reported. NPD said problems during testing cast doubts on whether results were representative of the reservoir's productive capacity (OGJ, Feb. 21, p. 42).

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