STATOIL GAUGES OIL STRIKE IN NORWEGIAN SEA

Den norkse stats oljeselskap AS has tested one of the most important oil discoveries off Norway in recent years. The best of three tests of Statoil's 6608/10-2 wildcat in the Nordland II area of the Norwegian Sea yielded 7,330 b/d of oil and 25.5 MMcfd of gas from Jurassic sands. The well, drilled to a 11,988 ft, found oil at 8,560-8,893 ft. There is a 65 ft gas zone on top of the oil pay. The best test came from pay immediately above the oil-water contact, but there are indications one

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