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Statoil made discovery in the Barents Sea

Statoil, operator of production license 615, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7325/1-1. The well proved gas. The well was drilled about 56 km northeast of oil discovery 7324/8-1 in the Barents Sea, 360 km north of Hammerfest. The primary exploration target for the well was to prove petroleum in reservoir rocks of Middle Triassic age. The well encountered about ten meters sandstone with traces of hydrocarbons in the Kobbe formation. Reservoir properties were poor. There were also encountered approximately 55 meters of net reservoir rock in Snadd formation which ten meters was filled with gas. The well was completed in the gray seal formation at a depth of 2825 m below sea level. The well has been plugged and abandoned. This is the second exploration well in production license 615, awarded in the 21th licensing round in 2011.


Production resumed on Njord A

After extensive analyzes and inspections in 2013 Statoil revealed a need to strengthen the platform structure on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea. To be on the safe side, production has been shut down until reinforcements were on place. - We have extended the life of the Njord field by increasing recovery from the Njord reservoir, and by finding more oil and gas in the area. We want to ensure that the platform structure is designed to withstand the loads it is subjected, said production manager Arve Rennemo in Statoil. Through the work that has been carried out through the winter and spring, the construction has been significantly enhanced, so now the platform can resume production. In the long term it is planned to strengthen the platform further to be able to conduct future drilling operations and increase the lifetime of the field. - Njord A shall produce oil and gas until the summer of 2016, says Rennemo.


More oil and gas in Gohta

Lundin has together with partners Det norske and Noreco completed drilling of the appraisal well in the oil discovery Gohta in the Barents Sea with good results. Preliminary estimates show that Gohta contains 113 to 239 million barrels of oil and gas. It is the third largest discovery made on the Norwegian continental shelf in the last three years based on initial resource estimates. In comparison the Goliat field that is under development in the Barents Sea contains 190 million barrels of oil and gas. The exploration well was drilled to determine extent and size of the discovery. The well proved both oil and gas. Gohta is located 35 kilometers north of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea. Lundin is the operator of PL 492 with a 40 percent share. The partners are Det norske (40 percent) and Noreco(20 percent).


Begs the government to protect Lofoten

Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, Leader in the Centre Party, want the Government to preserve Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja. The Centre Party has stated that they are against oil drilling in the area. - There are only three parties in the Storting that considers oil drilling in these vulnerable areas. That is the Labor Party, the Progress Party and the Conservative Party, says Slagsvold Vedum in a statement. He mentioned that four of the six municipalities in Lofoten say no to oil drilling. In 2010, five out of six said yes, according to the newspaper Klassekampen. - Having clearly resistance from both the people nationally and the locals, not least with the Conservative Party`s own mayors, it is time that the government and the Labour Party puts this case to rest, once for all, says Slagsvold Vedum.


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