ExxonMobil North Sea well hits oil off Norway

ExxonMobil has made a 'promising' oil discovery in the North Sea off Norway, southwest of the Balder field, Norwegian oil officials said on Thursday.

ExxonMobil has made a "promising" oil discovery in the North Sea off Norway, southwest of the Balder field, Norwegian oil officials said on Thursday.

"Interesting volumes of oil have been shown in rock of
middle Jurassic age," the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said
in a statement, giving no estimate of the exact size of the
find.

The discovery was made by ExxonMobil's Esso Exploration
Norway A/S in licence 242, it said.

 

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