Category: Exploration

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A tale of oil-down-to’s

A tale of oil-down-to’s

28 years after Saga Petroleum AS made the H-Central oil discovery, Equinor has returned to explore for more volumes in the Draupne Sandstone as it tar [...]
Is Sakarya (Tuna-1) a transformational gas discovery for Turkey?

Is Sakarya (Tuna-1) a transformational gas discovery for Turkey?

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, recently stated that the Tuna-1 well may have established contingent resources of 405 Bcm (14.3 Tcf) of gas. [...]
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 [...]
New Open Door Procedure on Greenland’s West coast

New Open Door Procedure on Greenland’s West coast

Since the last exploration drillings some years back, the Government of Greenland has been working on a new oil strategy that reduces geological uncer [...]
Equinor targets stratigraphic Upper Jurassic trap east of Statfjord

Equinor targets stratigraphic Upper Jurassic trap east of Statfjord

On the last day of October, well 34/7-37S was spudded in production licence 089. Equinor is the operator at 41.5%, licence partners are Petoro (30%), [...]
Deep sea mining in the spotlight

Deep sea mining in the spotlight

Late this fall, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate completed a five-week expedition on the Mohn Ridge in the Norwegian Sea. The purpose was to secure [...]
Sand was a problem at Fenja, it seems

Sand was a problem at Fenja, it seems

Neptune Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 586, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6406/12-G-1 H, which is an e [...]
Small Norwegian E&P players achieve highest returns on exploration spend

Small Norwegian E&P players achieve highest returns on exploration spend

The key result of the analysis, which includes exploration activity and results from 2017 to around October 2020, is that the highest return on explor [...]
Lundin getting closer to finalising Polmak well

Lundin getting closer to finalising Polmak well

Lundin has this month embarked on a high impact drilling campaign, using the brand new drilling rig West Bollsta. The first prospect that is currently [...]
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