Statoil Petroleum is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 2/4-21 and appraisal well 2/4-21 A. The well proved gas/condensate.
The wells were drilled in the southern part of the North Sea about 20 kilometres north of the Ekofisk field.
Preliminary estimates of the size of the discovery are between 11 and 32 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalents.
None of the wells were formation tested, but extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. The wells were drilled under high temperatures and high pressure. Consideration is now being given to drilling appraisal wells on the discovery and also drilling other prospects in the area.