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|The well was spudded on Jan. 15 by the Transocean Spitsbergen semisubmersible drilling rig ... © OMV|
Published in EPT by Wilhelm Sicking, April 06, 2016
OMV: Barents Sea well proves viability
The objectives of the well, drilled in Wisting field about 310 km north of Hammerfest, were to confirm the potential of the discovery by proving the presence of hydrocarbons in the undrilled Wisting Central South and Central West segments, and to prove the technical concept of long-reach horizontal wells in a shallow reservoir about 250 m below seabed.
OMV expects the well results to provide an increase of in-place
volumes in the Central South and Central West segments, and further reduce
the overall uncertainty of contingent resources in PL537. Wisting area
potential has been reconfirmed at 200-500 million boe.
The well started vertically and was successfully
steered into a horizontal orientation within a 250-m depth interval. The
total well length is 2,354 m and the horizontal section measures 1,402 m.
Advanced data collection and geo-steering was conducted through the entire
Wisting field contains the northernmost oil discovery in Norway (OGJ Online, Sept. 6, 2013). Wisting Central II is the fifth well in PL537 (OGJ Online, Oct. 29, 2013), awarded in the 20th licensing round in 2009.
OMV (Norge) AS is operator of PL537 with 25% interest. Joint venture partners are Petoro AS 20%, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. 20%, Tullow Oil PLC 20%, and Statoil ASA 15%.
Source: OMV / Oil & Gas Journal Staff