The aim of the wells was to prove petroleum in the
Upper Jurassic reservoirs of Oxfordian age and to undertake a comprehensive
sampling programme should a discovery be made.
The well encountered 20 meters of hydrocarbon bearing
poor quality sandstone of Oxfordian age in the Heather Formation.
A down-dip sidetrack found 30 meters of sandstone with
hydrocarbon shows, but again the reservoir quality was poor and below
Extensive data acquisition and sampling has been
carried out in both wells and work will now be carried out to evaluate the data
acquired and integrate with the existing geological understanding to update the
interpretation of the Tethys discovery and other prospects in the area.
Well 35/9-14 is classified as a technical oil
discovery. Well 35/9-14 A is dry with shows.
The wells were drilled with the semi-submersible
drilling rig Songa Enabler, and are the first wells in the PL 682 licence.
Arne Westeng, director of Spirit Energy said: «Although
the overall result of wells 35/9-14 and 35/9-14 A is disappointing, the wells
confirm that the stratigraphic trapping mechanism for the prospect works. This
is encouraging for further exploration of the upper Jurassic in this part of
the North Sea. The data acquired will be valuable to further develop our
understanding of reservoir quality distribution which is critical for
maturation of the remaining upper Jurassic prospectivity in the area. »
This is the first of 8 exploration wells Spirit Energy
Norge AS will participate in in 2018, 4 of these as operator.
Spirit Energy Norge AS is the operator of PL 682 with
a 30% working interest. The partners are Capricorn Norge AS with 30%, Wellesley
Petroleum AS with 20 % and Petoro with 20%.
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Facts about Spirit Energy:
Energy Limited was newly founded through the merger of Centrica E&P and
Bayerngas Norge on the 8th of December 2017
largest independent oil and gas companies in Europe, with a production of
approx. 50 mmboe per year, 2P reserves of 409 mmboe and 2C resources of 216
in the UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark.
in production and over 70 exploration licenses.
700 employees, of whom about 180 in Norway. Owned by Centrica plc (69%) and
Bayerngas Norway's former shareholders, with Stadtwerke München and Bayerngas
GmbH in the lead (31%).
largest producer on the Norwegian Shelf with a daily production of 95 000 boe
from twelve fields
information on Spirit Energy, see our website www.spirit-energy.com