OKEA, together with operator Neptune Energy and partners, has announced the discovery of oil and gas in the Hamlet exploration well in the Gjøa licence (PL153), where OKEA holds a 12% working interest (WI).
Hydrocarbons were discovered in the target Agat Formation in both the main bore (35/9-16 S) and the side-track (35/9-16 A), drilled to confirm the discovery and acquire more data in the eastern part of the structure.
In-place volumes are estimated to be in the range of 5-8 million standard cubic metres (MSm3) or 30-50 million barrels of oil equivalents (mmboe). Work is continuing to confirm potential recoverable resources, but the operator’s preliminary estimate is 8-24 mmboe, including resources in the northern part of the structure previously proven by well 35/9-3 T2 in 1997. The licence group has initiated studies to evaluate whether commercial development options exist for the discovery.
Located 58 kilometres west of Florø, Norway, at a water depth of 358 metres, the Hamlet well was drilled by Deepsea Yantai, a semi-submersible rig operated by Odfjell Drilling.
Neptune Energy Norge AS is operator of PL153 with 30% WI. The other licensees are Petoro AS (30% WI) and Wintershall Dea Norge AS (28% WI).