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Oil discovery in Norwegian Blåbaer fieldWintershall announces a renewed success in Norway together with its license partners BG Norge AS (operator), Petoro AS and Premier Oil Plc.

Stavanger. In the Blåbaer field in the northern North Sea  the exploration well 34/5-1S in production licence 374 S has been successfully completed. The well, located north-east of the Snorre field, proved an oil accumulation in a reservoir of Jurassic age (Cook Formation).

A comprehensive data acquisition programme has been carried out. The resource potential will now be evaluated with a sidetrack.

The well was drilled with the semi-submersible Bredford Dolphin in a water depth of 387 meter to a total vertical depth of 3712 meter below sea level and completed in the Triassic Statfjord Formation.

This is the first exploration well in production licence 374 S which was awarded in the Awards in Pre-defined Areas (APA) licensing round in 2005.
The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned following the sidetrack.

The licensees in production license PL 374 S are:

  • Wintershall Norge ASA - 20 %
  • BG Norge AS - 45  % (operator)
  • Petoro AS… - 20 %
  • Premier Oil - 15 %
Contact: Verena Sattel

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