Fossil energy – gas discovery
Wintershall Dea has made a significant gas, condensate and oil discovery at the Dvalin North prospect in the Haltenbanken area of the Norwegian Sea.
The Dvalin North discovery, estimated to hold between 33-70 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), is just 12 kilometres north of the company’s operated Dvalin field, and 65 kilometres north of the operated Maria field.
The well also encountered hydrocarbons in two shallower secondary targets, with a combined resource estimate of 38-87 million boe.
“The discovery is in an area with existing operated as well as non-operated infrastructure. This important find supports our strategy of primarily investing in infrastructure-led exploration activity which will yield synergies with existing fields,” said Hugo Dijkgraaf, Wintershall Dea Chief Technology Officer and responsible Executive Board member for global exploration.
“Norway is one of our core areas for growth. We will continue to explore and develop fields to support our growth strategy on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.”
The well, drilled by the Deepsea Aberdeen rig, encountered gas, condensate and oil columns of 33 metres and 114 metres respectively in the Cretaceous Lysing and Lange Formations.
In the primary target in the Garn Formation, the well found a gas column of 85 metres.