Statoil has made a minor natural gas discovery at the 30/9-28 S wildcat well, near the Oseberg field in the North Sea. The well encountered a gas column of about 65 ft, of which 32 ft were situated in sandstone with good reservoir quality in the Tarbert formation. The well also encountered a 39-ft gas column in the Statfjord group in sandstone with moderate reservoir quality. The discovery is preliminarily estimated to hold between 35 MMcf and 70 MMcf of recoverable oil equivalents and will be considered for development as part of the Oseberg Future Phase 2 project.
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