Fossil Energy – New Discovery
Equinor has made an oil and gas discovery close to the Troll field in the North Sea.
This is the seventh discovery in this area since the autumn of 2019.
The name of the discovery is Røver Sør. According to preliminary estimates the size of the discovery is between 17 and 47 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent, of which the majority is oil.
“Discoveries close to existing infrastructure are important to maintain oil and gas production from the Norwegian continental shelf. They need smaller volumes to be profitable and can be put on stream quickly with low carbon emissions. As this discovery is close to the Troll field and other discoveries we have made in the area, we can already now state that it will be commercial,” says Geir Sørtveit, Equinor’s senior vice president for exploration and production west operations.
The two exploration wells of the discovery were drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen rig.