Author: Henk Kombrink

Henk is a petroleum geologist who worked on the North Sea for more than 15 years in several positions in the Netherlands and the UK. He was involved in several large regional mapping studies but he also looked at reservoir architecture of individual fields. In addition to his editorial work for expronews, he also runs North Sea Core, a company distributing cores from UKCS wells, and he is the editor-in-chief for the Netherlands Journal of Geosciences.

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Resaturation of previously drained compartments form attractive late-life targets

Resaturation of previously drained compartments form attractive late-life targets

With over 130 drilled so far, the North Cormorant field in the UK Northern North Sea has been well developed. Discovered in 1972 and currently operate [...]
Apache drilling side-track in injectite play

Apache drilling side-track in injectite play

As reported by the OGA, well 9/19b-29Z spudded on Monday last week (16/11) in UK Licence P1986. Classified as an exploration well, it is likely that i [...]
Basement play still attractive – A Friday North Sea wrap up

Basement play still attractive – A Friday North Sea wrap up

With the NCS Exploration Strategy conference taking place this week, there's a bit too much to report on, so we will focus on a few highlights today a [...]
And the winner is…the human with the machine

And the winner is…the human with the machine

329 teams from around the world signed for the competition. 148 of them submitted at least one solution. 2200 solutions were scored against the blind [...]
The field with the drill centre offset from the reservoir crest

The field with the drill centre offset from the reservoir crest

Discovered by Maersk in 2008, the Culzean HPHT field in the UK Central North Sea came on stream in July 2019. Due to the Maersk takeover by Total in 2 [...]
From GIS to Geomodel – A Friday North Sea wrap-up

From GIS to Geomodel – A Friday North Sea wrap-up

Aker BP announces small discovery in Norwegian Sea Well 6607/12-4 was drilled to target Jurassic/Triassic reservoir rocks of the Garn, Ile, Tofte, [...]
Finding ammonites – through coring

Finding ammonites – through coring

From 1967 to 1969, the so-called Mochras borehole was drilled on the coast of West Wales. This well penetrated a biostratigraphically complete success [...]
Equinor proves potential of Upper Cretaceous play east of Maria field

Equinor proves potential of Upper Cretaceous play east of Maria field

Well 6407/1-8S was spudded in September with the primary target being reservoirs of the Middle Jurassic Garn and Ile Formations of the Apollonia prosp [...]
Equinor to test reservoir potential updip of Agip gas discovery in Barents Sea

Equinor to test reservoir potential updip of Agip gas discovery in Barents Sea

On November 3rd, Equinor spudded well 7018/5-1 (Spissa) in the SW Barents Sea in a search for hydrocarbons in the Troms Finnmark Fault complex. This i [...]
Shallow gas continues to prove commercial – A Friday North Sea wrap up

Shallow gas continues to prove commercial – A Friday North Sea wrap up

Petrogas E&P Netherlands to drill more wells in shallow gas fields With the rig contract being announced this week, this three-well programme i [...]
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