Category: Exploration

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What happened in block 34/4 before Dugong was found?

What happened in block 34/4 before Dugong was found?

As drilling on Dugong is about to resume soon, John Wood looks back at the exploration history of the area north of Snorre. [...]
Geothermal exploration along the southern margin of the Southern Permian Basin

Geothermal exploration along the southern margin of the Southern Permian Basin

2D seismic lines are to be acquired in Germany in a quest for Devonian carbonates to produce geothermal energy from. [...]
The Barents Sea Conundrum

The Barents Sea Conundrum

Looking at the present-day creaming curve, it will take up to 100 years to find 7 billion barrels. If these barrels are there to be found in the first [...]
A frontier play in a mature basin – the Kimmeridge Clay

A frontier play in a mature basin – the Kimmeridge Clay

Whilst the creaming curve for conventional North Sea oil discoveries flattens off, it is important to realise that only a fraction of oil has so far b [...]
Towards a better understanding of Triassic reservoir distribution in the Barents Sea

Towards a better understanding of Triassic reservoir distribution in the Barents Sea

A combination of modelling and seismic interpretation results in a better grip on Triassic sediment distribution patterns. [...]
From the continental margin to play peripheries – the APA 2020 highlights

From the continental margin to play peripheries – the APA 2020 highlights

Following the awards of the 2020 APA round yesterday, we had a look at some of the more frontier licences and made some inferences on the plays being [...]
NCS: Another milestone was reached in 2020

NCS: Another milestone was reached in 2020

There were 90 producing fields on the Norwegian shelf at the end of last year. Production from the Johan Sverdrup field made oil production higher in [...]
ConocoPhillips: Praised for 2020 results

ConocoPhillips: Praised for 2020 results

Following 14 discoveries, NPD seems to be quite pleased with exploration results in 2020. Achievements of one company stand out. [...]
Renaissance of salt tectonics in the Central North Sea

Renaissance of salt tectonics in the Central North Sea

Team of experts aims to further unlock Late Permian and Triassic exploration and storage potential. [...]
Based on a focused strategy

Based on a focused strategy

«In 2016 ConocoPhillips built a new exploration strategy,” Arild Skjervøy, Exploration Manager in ConocoPhillips Norway, says. “We focus on countri [...]
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