Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Another gas discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area

Operator Statoil has together with PL602 partners made a gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. This is the second Statoil discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area in spring 2015.

“Statoil has completed a targeted two-well exploration programme around Aasta Hansteen which aimed to test additional potential in the area and make the Aasta Hansteen project more robust. Both wells, Snefrid Nord and Roald Rygg, have resulted in interesting discoveries, which will now be further evaluated for future tie-in to the Aasta Hansteen infrastructure,” says Irene Rummelhoff, senior vice president exploration Norway in Statoil.

Irene Rummelhoff, Photo Harald Pettersen

The well 6706/12-3, drilled by theTransocean Spitsbergen rig in the Roald Rygg prospect, proved a 38-metre gas column in the Nise Formation with very good reservoir quality. Statoil estimates the 

Roald Rygg is located less than 7 kilometres west of the Snefrid Nord discovery. The estimated total volumes in the two discoveries correspond to about 25% of the Aasta Hansteen recoverable volumes.volumes in Roald Rygg to be in the range of 12-44 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent (o.e.).

Aasta Hansteen will be the largest SPAR platform in the world and is the biggest ongoing field development project in the Norwegian Sea. It is one of the main projects in Statoil’s portfolio. The plan for development and operations (PDO) was approved by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in 2013. Production start-up is expected in 2017.

Exploration well 6706/12-3 is situated in PL602 in the Norwegian Sea. Earlier this year, Statoil increased its equity share in PL602 through transactions with Rocksource ASA and Atlantic Petroleum Norge AS.

Subject to government approval, the PL602 partnership will consist of Statoil Petroleum AS (operator, 42.5%), Petoro AS (20%), Centrica Resources (Norge) AS(20%), Wintershall Norge AS (10%) and Atlantic Petroleum Norge AS (7.5%).

For further details on the results of exploration well 6706/12-3, please see the press release issued by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate >>The Aasta Hansteen gas field

Related news

Latest news

Introducing SAL R1a Easy Tank

Innovation up to speed – Introducing SAL R1a Easy Tank.

Speed logs for 100 years

This is the story of the Consilium speed logs, helping you navigate for more than 100 years.

IAEA Mission says Research Reactor Operator in Norway is Committed to Safety

A team of eight reactor experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has for one week undergone the safety of the JEEP II research reactor at Kjeller. The expert group concludes that IFE strongly emphasizes s...

New Research Center for Environment-friendly Energy

The new FME center is dedicated to development of materials, components and technology for use of batteries and hydrogen in zero emission transport systems. It will be a special focus on the maritime sector.

The Netherlands re-join the Halden Reactor Project

The Netherlands signed the Halden Agreement on December 1st and will formally become the 20th member country in the Halden Reactor Project (HRP) after the formal acceptance from the Halden Board during their Paris meeting ...

First phase of DNV GL led offshore cable and pipeline operations equipment joint industry project completed

The data analysed during phase 1 has identified and recorded various processes...

The end of the paper chase: DNV GL to roll out electronic certificates across entire fleet

Certificates are published on DNV GL’s customer portal immediately after an onboard survey is completed,

New Integrated Solution Set to Redefine DP Reference Systems

DPS i2 and DPS i4 utilise KONGSBERG's unique motion gyro compass (MGCTM) and motion reference unit (MRUTM) technology.

Servogear service hub in Asia

September 2017, Servogear announce the strengthening of our presence in Asia with the establishment of a service hub in Singapore.