Noreco spuds Tasta well in Norwegian North Sea

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has spud the Tasta prospect in the Norwegian North Sea—the first well as operator in the country.

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Aug. 31 -- Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has spud the Tasta prospect in the Norwegian North Sea—the first well as operator in the country.

The company used SeaDrill Ltd.’s West Alpha semisubmersible drilling rig to drill the well on production license 412. It estimates that the prospect holds 34-91 million bbl of gross hydrocarbons. Results are expected in October.

A company spokesman told OGJ that the total depth of the well would be just below 2,100 m. The company is targeting Middle Jurassaic sandstone.

Tasta lies 15 km east of Jotun field with nearby production facilities in place.

Noreco has a 40% interest in the well. Its partners are Lundin Norway AS and Endeavour Enery Norge AS, each with a 30% stake.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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