Gas Discovery News

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Martin Linge Hooked Up to Shore Power

solution for phase 1 of the Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea and entered into an agreement with Equinor to design, engineer, produce and install the power from shore connection for the second phase of the development.The North Sea Martin Linge field (previously called Hild) is an oil and gas discovery made in 1978. The field is located 42 kilometers west of Oseberg, where the water depth is 115 meters. Equinor, which became the operator of the field in March 2018, is the majority shareholder Martin Linge with 70% interest. Petoro holds the remaining 30%.The field development comprises a jacket-base

Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oceanology International. Photo: MTR

Oi: Tracking 50 Years of Ocean Innovation

what exploration of the deep could offer, through the likes of Jacques Cousteau, was starting to be applied in a new industry, North Sea oil and gas exploration. The possibilities of new industries such as deepsea mining and seafloor habitation were also being discussed.Mid-century saw the first gas discovery in the North Sea, followed, a year later, in 1966, by the founding of the Society of Underwater Technology. An industry was born. Just three years later, so was Oceanology. Donald Brooks, of BPS Exhibitions, was its founder, launching the show at the Hotel Metropole on Brighton seafront &ndash

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Total Makes Major Offshore UK Gas Discovery

French oil and energy group Total said on Monday it had made a major gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect, located off the coast of the Shetland islands in the North Sea.Total said preliminary tests on the new gas discovery confirmed good reservoir quality, permeability and well production deliverability, with recoverable resources estimated at about one trillion cubic feet (1 tcf).It said Glendronach, located near its Edradour field, will be tied back to the existing infrastructure and developed quickly and at low cost.Total said the discovery will extend the life of the West of Shetland infrastru

Map Lille Prinsen discovery (Photo: Equinor)

New Oil Discovered in the North Sea

. The discovery in the well’s main target is estimated to contain 15-35 million barrels of recoverable oil.There was made one additional discovery with very good reservoir quality over the main discovery, but the volume in this discovery has not been evaluated. The well also appraised the 2004 gas discovery Verdandi and the estimate of 4-11 million recoverable oil equivalent is maintained. Further work will determine whether these two shallower reservoirs can be commercially developed.“This discovery has good quality and adds new volumes in an important area of the North Sea. We also see a

Well Drilling at Fogelberg Gas Discovery to Start in Feb/March

Centrica said drilling will start on an appraisal well at its Fogelberg natural gas discovery in the Norwegian sea in February/March to gain a better understanding of volumes and reservoir quality.   Norwegian company Island Drilling has won the drilling contract, Centrica said in a statement on Friday.   The agreement also includes an option for two additional wells.   The Fogelberg discovery was made in 2010 and is estimated to hold around 60 million barrels of oil equivalent. Production is scheduled to start in 2021.   Centrica Norway is the operator for the Fogelberg

Statoil’s operated interest in Byrding (PL090B) has increased from 45% to 70%. Image Statoil

Statoil completes acquisition of Byrding interest

completed their previously announced transaction, whereby Statoil has acquired Wintershall’s 25% interest in the Byrding project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). As a result, Statoil’s operated interest in Byrding (PL090B) has increased from 45% to 70%. Byrding is an oil and gas discovery in the northern part of the North Sea, near the Troll / Fram area which represents a focal point of Norway's oil and gas production. The field is scheduled to come on stream in the third quarter of 2017.  

The development will boost activity and production on the Troll C platform. (Photo Øyvind Hagen)

Statoil, Partners Submit PDO for Byrding

Statoil and its partners today submitted the Plan for Development and Operation of the Byrding  oil and gas discovery in the North Sea to government authorities. Capital expenditures estimated at approximately NOK 1 billion, recoverable volumes are projected at approx. 11 million barrels of oil equivalent. “This is another example of a new discovery being realised through existing infrastructure,” says Torger Rød, Statoil’s senior vice president for project development. The Byrding development includes a duo-lateral well drilled from the existing Fram H-Nord

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SapuraKencana makes another Gas Find Offshore Malaysia

SapuraKencana Energy  announced another significant gas discovery from its three wells 2015 drilling campaign within the Block SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, offshore Malaysia. All three wells targeted non-associated gas within the primary target Late Miocene Carbonate reservoirs. The first well, Jerun-1 is a significant discovery located approximately 5km north of the 2014 Bakong gas discovery. Based on analysis of electric log, pressure and sample data Jerun-1 has an interpreted gross gas column of approximately 800m in the primary target reservoir and is a multi-TCF

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Woodside's Second Gas Discovery in Myanmar

coast of Myanmar. Water depth at the Thalin-1A well location is 836m. The well reached a total depth of 3034m, referenced from the rig rotary table. Following drilling, wireline logging was conducted and confirmed the presence of a gas column through pressure measurements and gas sampling. The gas discovery at Thalin-1A follows an earlier gas discovery by Woodside at the Shwe Yee Htun-1 well in Block A-6, announced on 4 January 2016. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said the two discoveries at opposite ends of the Rakhine Basin was a great result for the company.“These results are very encouraging

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Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) Update

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM quoted oil and gas company with producing and exploration assets in Europe, provided today an update from Egdon Resources (‘Egdon’) regarding the decision to proceed with the development of the Wressle oil and gas discovery (‘Wressle’) on Licence PEDL180, with first oil anticipated in H2 2016, subject to receipt of all required consents.  Europa has a 33.3% working interest in PEDL180, which lies on structural trend with and 5 km from the Europa operated Crosby Warren field in East Lincolnshire, alongside Egdon (operator, 25%)

the Aasta Hansteen area

Statoil Third Time Lucky in Aasta Hansteen

  Statoil and PL602 partners have made a gas discovery in the Gymir prospect. With three discoveries in a row, an important progress has been made in unlocking full potential of the Aasta Hansteen area. “Our 2015 exploration campaign around Aasta Hansteen has proven an upside potential in the area. The estimated total volumes in the three discoveries, Snefrid Nord, Roald Rygg and Gymir, amount to 75-120 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent, corresponding to about 1/3 of the Aasta Hansteen recoverable volumes. The discoveries will now be further evaluated for future tie-in to

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