Author: Henk Kombrink

Henk KombrinkHenk is a geologist with more than 15 years experience in regional geological mapping across the North Sea, gained through working in an operator, service industry and government environment. Besides writing for expronews, he also runs North Sea Core - distributing core from abandoned wells to the wider geological community - and he is the editor-in-chief for the Netherlands Journal of Geosciences.

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Ekofisk – where did the field get its name from?

Ekofisk – where did the field get its name from?

Back in 1964, Phillips Petroleum was awarded several exploration licences offshore Norway. “In time-honoured Oklahoma fashion, these licences were giv [...]
A rapid local sea level rise

A rapid local sea level rise

As the Ekofisk field celebrates its 50th production anniversary today, the vast amount data acquired throughout the years can be used to infer a varie [...]
Geology keeps surprising

Geology keeps surprising

Yesterday, the NPD announced that well 35/11-25S and its side-track 25A drilling the Apodida prospect both came in dry. With the S well targeting Uppe [...]
Stagnestind: the last of committed “megastructure” tests

Stagnestind: the last of committed “megastructure” tests

Well 7234/6-1 was spudded a few days ago in PL858, operated by Aker BP at 40% interest and partnered by Equinor (20%), Lukoil Overseas (20%) and Petor [...]
United Downs geothermal project ready for next milestone

United Downs geothermal project ready for next milestone

The United Downs is a unique geothermal project in the UK. Two wells drilled through a major, near vertical fault zone in Cornwall (Porthtowan Fault), [...]
From a dry well in the Ula to an intrusion hotshot

From a dry well in the Ula to an intrusion hotshot

Today we continue our series dedicated to the deepest wells drilled in the countries around the North Sea. Previously, we discussed the Havelange well [...]
The Laggan cluster domino effect

The Laggan cluster domino effect

The Laggan and Tormore development West of Shetland is an example of a recent and major investment in new infrastructure, as a new pipeline was constr [...]
Around 250 MMboe (gas) yet to be found in the Dutch sector

Around 250 MMboe (gas) yet to be found in the Dutch sector

The Dutch Continental Shelf is a mature part of the North Sea, experiencing a trend of rapidly declining production from a large number of small field [...]
Glasgow mines back on the radar

Glasgow mines back on the radar

It is estimated that there is enough heat within the UK’s coalfields to meet the demands of all the buildings that lie over them. From that perspectiv [...]
Another blow for the Barents Sea

Another blow for the Barents Sea

Earlier this morning, the NPD issued a press release stating that the Shenzhou well - 7322/6-1S - drilled to the northwest of the Wisting discovery an [...]
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