Statoil to develop gas find north of Mikkel

Norway’s Statoil will develop a small but commercial natural gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea north of Mikkel field as a satellite to Asgard field.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 19
-- Norway’s Statoil will develop a small but commercial natural gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea north of Mikkel field as a satellite to Asgard field.

The 6407/2-6 S exploration well discovered Flyndretind, a gas reservoir with a small oil column in the Tilje formation of Early Jurassic age, about 5 km north of Mikkel field and 200 km north of Kristiansund. Statoil’s preliminary estimate of discovery size is 2-4 MM standard cu m of oil equivalent.

The Ocean Vanguard semisubmersible drilled the Flyndretind exploratory well to 3,166 m in 253 m of water. The licensees will consider various development solutions producing the discovery towards existing infrastructure at Asgard field, Statoil said.

The well is the first exploration well in Statoil-operated production License 473 awarded in 2007. Drilling is complete, and the well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

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