On Thursday 9th July, Petrolia Noco, one of the partners in the Dugong well in the Norwegian Northern North Sea (PL 882), announced on their website that a side-track will be drilled to further delineate the size of the discovery.
Dugong (34/4-15S) is operated by Neptune Energy (40%) and partnered by Concedo (20%), Petrolia Noco (20%) and Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (20%).
In a press release from 3rd July, Neptune Energy already announced the discovery of oil, but additional analysis was required to confirm the find. Apparently this resulted in a positive outcome and a decision to go-ahead with the side-track.
As stated in the 2019 Annual Report from partner Concedo, in case of a discovery with an “Oil Down To” (ODT) situation, the plan is to side-track the well and test both the Oil Water Contact in the Brent as well as the presence of hydrocarbons in the Sjøpølse prospect further downdip (see featured image). Therefore, it now seems likely that this is going to happen, although no further details were provided about the contacts found.
The Sjøpølse prospect consists of Upper Jurassic sands belonging to the Munin Formation. This reservoir also produces oil in Statfjord Nord and Tordis (Borg discovery).
The Dugong prospect was re-imaged by PetroTrace using the CRAM tool, which enabled more detailed interpretation. This benefited maturing the prospect, as mentioned in the Concedo 2019 Annual Report.