An oil discovery just north of the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea will be considered for development with the Norne production and storage ship
Drilling of an exploration well on the Dompap prospect off the coast of Nordland county has been completed after proving oil.
The Dompap strike represents StatoilHydro’s first oil find in 2009, and the preliminary estimate for recoverable reserves is 25-50 million barrels.
“This discovery lies in an area where we’ve made a number of earlier finds,” explains Knut Harald Nygård, head of near-field exploration off Nordland.
An exploration well on the Verona prospect, which lies 25 kilometres north-east of Ekofisk, has been completed without encountering hydrocarbons.
StatoilHydro is operator for production licences 296 (60% interest) and 355 (50%), with Maersk holding 40% and 50% respectively.
The well was drilled from West Epsilon, which is moving to production licence 265 in order to drill another well for StatoilHydro.