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).

Feb 28th, 1994
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