Author: Henk Kombrink

Henk KombrinkHenk 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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The Heimdal Terrace: a drilling hotspot

The Heimdal Terrace: a drilling hotspot

The Heimdal Terrace and the adjacent part of the Utsira High will be the focus of exploration, appraisal and development drilling. Exploration A [...]
Who said near-field exploration is not exciting?

Who said near-field exploration is not exciting?

Looking at wells drilled in all sectors of the North Sea over the past years, it is clear that near-field or infrastructure-led exploration is now lea [...]
Disappointing news for Glengorm

Disappointing news for Glengorm

Reporting their 2020 annual results yesterday, partner in Glengorm Energean announced that the Glengorm South appraisal well contained no commercial h [...]
The well that drilled a prospect sealed by a thrust fault

The well that drilled a prospect sealed by a thrust fault

The deepest borehole ever drilled in Belgium took five years to complete, from 1980 to 1985. Operated by the Geological Survey of Belgium, its aim was [...]
Serica to drill North Eigg prospect next year

Serica to drill North Eigg prospect next year

In a company presentation delivered last week, Serica Energy gave an operational update on its current projects as well as an exploration outlook. [...]
The Competent Person’s Report system is ready for review

The Competent Person’s Report system is ready for review

Last week, we reported on the dwindling reserves and resources of the Lancaster field operated by Hurricane, West of Shetlands. The article generated [...]
Another opportunity for the Barents Sea

Another opportunity for the Barents Sea

The Barents Sea can do with a bit of success. Following an unsuccessful three-well campaign where the Spissa, Polmak and Bask exploration wells all tu [...]
The future of gas production in the Netherlands

The future of gas production in the Netherlands

It’s the week of the North Sea. EBN, the state-owned energy company that participates in most oil and gas developments in the Netherlands, organises a [...]
Ilder, the prospect with a narrow expected volume range

Ilder, the prospect with a narrow expected volume range

The first well of the campaign (15/12-25 - Jerv) was not the success the company and partners OKEA (30%) and Petoro (20%) had hoped for, as it proved [...]
The billion-barrel West of Shetland discovery that didn’t exist

The billion-barrel West of Shetland discovery that didn’t exist

In 2017, the Scottish Energy News wrote the following, based on an interview with Hurricane: “We believe that the Greater Lancaster Area (including th [...]
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