NORTH SEA

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - ENERGY VOICE -

Westwood Global En­ergy re­ports there were three ex­plo­ration wells and three ap­praisal wells ac­tive at the end of Oc­to­ber.

Equinor spud­ded the Echino Sor ex­plo­ration well 35/11-23 on Oc­to­ber 6 with the Deepsea At­lantic semisub­mersible rig.

Rep­sol Norge spud­ded the Kathryn ex­plo­ration well 9/2-12 on Septem­ber 28 us­ing the Scarabeo 8 semisub­mersible and was com­pleted on Oc­to­ber 14. The well was dry.

Equinor’s Glad­sheim ex­plo­ration well 32/4-2 was spud­ded on Septem­ber 9, then re­spud­ded as 32/4-3 S on Septem­ber 23 us­ing the West Her­cules rig. It was tar­get­ing 96 mm­boe. The well en­coun­tered mod­er­ate-to-very-good reser­voir qual­ity in­ter­vals in the pri­mary and sev­eral sec­ondary tar­gets, how­ever all the in­ter­vals were dry.

On Au­gust 30 Aker BP spud­ded its Kark ex­plo­ration well 2/1-17 S with the Maersk In­ter­cep­tor. Pre-drill re­sources are re­ported by the to be in the range of 15-48 mm­boe.

Cono­coPhillips spud­ded the Busta ex­plo­ration well 25/7-7 on Au­gust 29 with the Leiv Eiriks­son semisub­mersible. The well is tar­get­ing pre-drill re­sources in the range 54-199 mm­boe.

Aker BP spud­ded ap­praisal well 25/4-14 S on Au­gust 28 with the Deepsea Sta­vanger to de-risk in­fill well op­por­tu­ni­ties to the east of the Alvheim field. The well was aban­doned on Septem­ber 22. A re­sult has yet to be con­firmed.

The Maersk In­ter­cep­tor

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