NCS: Gas at Ørn6507/2-5 S well location. Source: NPD

NCS: Gas at Ørn

Equinor and its partners Aker BP and Wellesley Petroleum have found between 50–88 MMboe of gas in the Ørn exploration well south-west of the Marulk field in the Norwegian Sea.

According to NPD, the objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Middle Jurassic reservoir rocks, the Garn and Ile formations. In addition, reservoir and fluid data were to be collected from the Lysing formation in the Upper Cretaceous.

Well 6507/2-5 S encountered a total gas column of 40 m in the Garn and Not formations, of which 30 m of sandstones mainly of moderate reservoir quality in the Garn formation and tight sandstones in the Not formation.

The Ile formation is tight and aquiferous. The gas/water contact was not encountered. As expected, the Lysing formation is aquiferous.

“The discovery follows several discoveries we have made in the same area during the past years, adding considerable volumes in an area with an already developed infrastructure. This gives us the opportunity to recover the resources profitably for both the licensees and society”, Nick Ashton Equinor’s senior vice president for exploration in Norway and the UK comments.

In June, Equinor announced the Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture oil and gas discoveries south-west of the Norne field.