Equinor and its license partners Petoro AS and Wellesley Petroleum AS have found 2-6 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent of oil and gas in the Swisher prospect, according to a press release.
Wells 35/11-24 S, 35/11-24 A, and 35/11-24 B were drilled around 7 kilometers west of the Fram field and 130 kilometers northwest of Bergen.
Nick Ashton, Equinor’s senior VP for exploration in Norway, said, “We are working continuously on keeping an exploration portfolio that forms the basis for high-value creation and in addition can be produced with a low carbon footprint. This discovery contributes to reaching this goal.”
In terms of the drilling details, well 35/11-24 S encountered a hydrocarbon column totaling 42 meters in sandstone layers in the Heather formation, of which 21 meters interval were gas and 7 meters in sandstone of mainly moderate to good reservoir quality and 21 meters interval were oil and 17 meters in sandstone of good to moderate reservoir quality.
Similarly, well 35/11-24 A encountered a total gas column of 25 meters and up to 6 meters in moderate quality sandstone in the Heather formation. Finally, well 35/11-24 B encountered an oil column of minimum 3 meters in good-quality sandstone in the Heather formation.
The wells were drilled by the West Hercules drilling rig in the Norwegian Sea.