Tullow Oil announced that drilling and testing of the Cara prospect in license 636 in the Norwegian North Sea has been completed. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,702 m in 349 m of water, 6 km northeast of the Gjøa field.
The well encountered a gas column of 51 m and an oil column of 60 m with the operator estimating between 25 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) and 70 million BOE have been discovered. Extensive data acquisition was undertaken including wireline logging and three successful core runs and a successful production test. The partners will now evaluate the possibility of linking this discovery to existing infrastructure at the nearby Gjøa field.
ENGIE E&P Norge AS is the operator of license 636 with a 30% stake. The other partners are Tullow Oil Norge AS (20%), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge (30%) and Wellesley Petroleum AS (20%).