Category: Exploration

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Once a curiosity, now a tangible opportunity

Once a curiosity, now a tangible opportunity

Whilst drilling for additional Frigg satellite accumulations (Frigg GammaDelta) in 1986, well 25/2-10 hit an oil and gas bearing sandstone at around 1 [...]
We will know in a few weeks’ time

We will know in a few weeks’ time

Equinor is currently drilling 7322/6-1S (Shenzhou), a prospect some 40 km west of Wisting, in an area of the Bjarmeland Platform that has not been exp [...]
A better image of Ilder

A better image of Ilder

About three weeks ago, we already reported on the 15/12-26 (Ilder) well, shortly after it had spudded in the Norwegian North Sea. Based on the informa [...]
Bacchus exploration well disappoints

Bacchus exploration well disappoints

As reported by Westwood and Energy Voice last week, the Bacchus 22/06c-B4 well in the UK Central North Sea came in dry after finding water-wet Fulmar [...]
Successful exploration through integrating 4D seismic data

Successful exploration through integrating 4D seismic data

Operator Equinor, together with partners Vår Energi (25%), Idemitsu Petroleum (15%) and Neptune Energy (15%), has added a unique discovery to the list [...]
A courageous exploration well

A courageous exploration well

Thirty years ago, a geologist from Statoil (now Equinor) concluded that Upper Jurassic source rocks in the Stord Basin may not have generated oil due [...]
The ship that never sinks

The ship that never sinks

In less than two years, Equinor and partners have succeeded in confirming four consecutive oil finds: Echino (65 MMboe recoverable), Swisher (13 – 38 [...]
Exploring for sub-Slochteren gas

Exploring for sub-Slochteren gas

The 1959 discovery of the Groningen field in Upper Permian Rotliegend sandstones kickstarted a drilling bonanza in the Netherlands and the North Sea t [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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