Equinor announced the seventh oil and gas discovery, since the autumn of 2019, in the North Sea close to the Troll field.
The discovery, the majority of which is oil, is known as Røver Sør, with an estimated size between 17 and 47 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.
Equinor is the operator of the production license and the partners include DNO, Wellesley Petroleum and Petoro.
“Discoveries close to existing infrastructure are important to maintain oil and gas production from the Norwegian continental shelf. They need smaller volumes to be profitable and can be put on stream quickly with low carbon emissions. As this discovery is close to the Troll field and other discoveries we have made in the area, we can already now state that it will be commercial,” says Geir Sørtveit, Equinor’s senior vice president for exploration and production west operations.