Category: Exploration

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«We’ve drilled a volcano»

«We’ve drilled a volcano»

Well 6307/1-1S was drilled by Lundin Norway and finished in December 2018 (Read also “No reservoir no oil”). The target of the exploration well was th [...]
APA 2019 kick off

APA 2019 kick off

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy proposes to add 90 new blocks to the APA area. These blocks are divided between 48 in the Barents Sea, 37 in the [...]
4 exploration wells for Cairn

4 exploration wells for Cairn

Cairn Energy presented its full year results for 2018 and outlook for 2019. Cairn Energy gets production from the Catcher and Kraken fields on the UKC [...]
A new look at stranded discoveries

A new look at stranded discoveries

Petro.no published an overview from the NPD of the 23 discoveries and fields that are included in new licenses from the APA 2018 awards. Some of these [...]
Sub-volcanic play in the Central North Sea?

Sub-volcanic play in the Central North Sea?

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have revisited the seismic data and wells in the area of the Rattray Volcanics in the central North Sea an [...]
Is there a future for UK shale gas?

Is there a future for UK shale gas?

INEOS announced the successful results of recent tests in the Bowland shale at Tinker Lane, Nottinghamshire. Together with partner iGas, INEOS found v [...]
5 UK wells for Equinor

5 UK wells for Equinor

Equinor started a 2019 exploration well campaign on the UKCS. The first well is currently being drilled on the Bigfoot prospect, located south of the [...]
High impact discovery renews interest in HPHT play

High impact discovery renews interest in HPHT play

One of the four high impact discoveries is the Glengorm discovery in the UK North Sea by CNOOC (“Discovery in UK North Sea”), which is potentially the [...]
Revival of the injectite play

Revival of the injectite play

Several fields in the Norwegian and British part of the North Sea are producing from sand injectite reservoirs. Availability of broadband seismic data [...]
Lundin plans record number of wells

Lundin plans record number of wells

Lundin Norway has never planned that many exploration wells on the NCS as in 2019. At its Capital Market day, Lundin shared its drilling program with [...]
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