Meet the candidates: STATOIL / PL532 Barents Sea 2017
Well 7219/9-2 encountered oil in two sandstone intervals with thicknesses of 27 and 18 metres, with moderate to poor reservoir quality in the upper part of the Kolje formation. The oil-water contact was not encountered. Reservoir rocks were not encountered in the lower part of the Kolje formation.
This prospect is assumed to be a stratigraphic trap that is associated with a strong CSEM-anomaly, that is coincident with a bright seismic event. This is the first discovery in Lower Cretaceous sandstones in the Barents Sea and should be considered a play opening well in syn-rift Aptian strata.
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Exploration Innovation Prize
“The Exploration Innovation Prize will be awarded to a license group, company, team or individual who during the last two years have given a courageous and innovative contribution in exploring for oil and gas on the NCS. The recipient has matured and drilled a prospect that can be defined as high risk and high potential. The prospect must have been drilled, but can be classified as dry, technical discovery or commercial discovery”.
The Programme Committee for the conference NCS Exploration – Recent Discoveries has selected ten worthy candidates amongst wells that were drilled in 2016 or 2017.
“A true wildcat, with very limited well control, but a valid geological concept …
The candidates are (in alphabetical order): Boné (Eni), Brasse (Faroe), Cara (Engie), Filicudi (Lundin), Kayak (Statoil), Koigen Central (Statoil), Korpfjell(Statoil), Salander (Statoil), Zumba (Tullow) and Ørnen (Lundin).
The exploration community is now – until April 2nd, encouraged to vote for their favourite candidate, upon which the programme committee will select three candidates for a final vote.
“The well was drilled successfully up-flank and proved oil and gas that are very likely to be a commercial discovery
The winner of the Exploration Innovation Prize will be announced during the conference dinner May 23.