Eni successfully drills an appraisal well in the Skrugard discovery, in the Norwegian Barents sea

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted06/Mar/2012
Author: Spencer Ogden
Eni has successfully drilled the appraisal well 7220/5-1 in the Skrugard discovery, which is located in the Barents Sea, 200 kilometres off the Norwegian coast.

The well was drilled at a water depth of 388 metres, it has reached a total depth of 1,740 metres and is located approximately 3 kilometres from the Skrugard-1 discovery. The well encountered a gas column of about 25 metres and an oil column of 48 metres in the Middle - Lower Jurassic reservoir, Stø & Nordmela Formations. The aim of the appraisal well was to prove the hydrocarbon extension in the middle section of the Skrugard structure, which was successfully drilled by the NFW well 7220/7-1 in 2011. Intensive data collection and sampling have been carried out in the well-bore and the results show a reservoir of excellent quality.

Estimates confirm that Skrugard holds at least 250 million barrels of recoverable oil and approximately 10 billion standard cubic metres of associated and free gas. Together with the Havis field, discovered at the beginning of this year 7 kilometres south-west Skrugard in the PL532 license, recoverable oil reserves are now over 500 million barrels. These will enable the license partners to carry out an efficient development plan and to rapidly put resources into production.

A new exploration campaign in the PL532 license is scheduled to start by the end of this year and will lead to the drilling of new wells aimed at confirming additional hydrocarbon volumes to be linked to the production Hub.