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Statoil has struck gas in exploration well 6407/2-6S, 5 km north of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea. The discovery is being considered for development...

Statoil strikes gas north of Mikkel field

Statoil has struck gas in exploration well 6407/2-6S, 5 km north of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea. The discovery is being considered for development as a satellite to the Åsgard field.

The well, drilled by Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Vanguard semi, also confirmed the existence of a small oil column in the Tilje formation, and extensive data acquisition and sampling are being performed. Preliminary estimates of the gas discovery suggest between 2 million and 4 million standard cu m of recoverable oil equivalent reserves.

6407/2-6S is the first exploration well in the Statoil-operated production licence 473, awarded in 2007. The drilling is now completed, and the well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

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