Wintershall has discovered gas at wildcat well 6604/5-1 in the northern Norwegian Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The well encountered three gross gas columns, totaling 623 ft, with preliminary calculations estimating a discovery of 7 Bcf to 671 Bcf of recoverable natural gas and minor amounts of recoverable condensate. The company-operated well, the first exploration well in production license 894, was drilled in approximately 4,000 ft of water to a vertical depth of 12,530 ft below the sea surface. The discovery is under evaluation for potential development with other area discoveries and prospects.


Don't miss the latest content delivered to your email box weekly. Sign up for the JPT newsletter.