Equinor Achieves New North Sea Oil, Gas Discovery Near Troll and Fram Area

Equinor Achieves New North Sea Oil, Gas Discovery Near Troll and Fram Area

Oil and gas have been found near Troll and Fram by Equinor, the operator of the production license 293 B.

According to preliminary estimates, the discovery will yield a total of 4-8 million standard cubic meters of recoverable oil equivalent, or 25-50 million barrels.

There have been six discoveries in this area since the autumn of 2019; currently, this discovery is named Kveikje. A total of 300 million barrels of oil equivalent have been discovered in the five previous discoveries.

“We are very pleased to make another discovery in this area that we regard to be commercial. As we did with the other discoveries in this area, we will consider tying this discovery to the Troll B or C platform. By utilising the existing infrastructure, we will be able to recover these volumes at a low cost and with low emissions,” says Lill H. Brusdal, Equinor’s vice president for the Troll area.

In the exploration well, several drilling targets were identified. Following the discovery of Kveikje, drilling continued at the next target in the Cretaceous stratigraphy. Smaller deposits of petroleum were discovered that are considered non-commercial. This well was abandoned after it was permanently plugged.

The drilling of this well was done by Deepsea Stavanger

Equinor intends to drill another exploration well in this area this year.


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