Oil: New Danish oil discoveries in the North Sea
As operator for the DENERCO group, the oil company DONG E&P A/S has made two new oil discoveries in the Danish part of the North Sea under Licence 16/98. The DENERCO group is thus the first to discover oil in one of the new oil/gas concessions that were awarded in connection with a call for tenders in 1998.
The group initially found oil with its Cecilie-1 well at a position approx. 13 kilometres southwest of the Siri field. The well was begun in October 2000 and completed in December. The oil is located in sandstone of paleogene age, i.e. in layers that are younger than the chalk from the cretaceous period. Test production from the well yielded oil at a rate of up to 1,888 barrels per day.
Encouraged by these findings, DENERCO side-tracked the test well to further determine the extent of the oil field. Oil was also found in the side track.
In February the group finalized the exploration well Connie-1 under the same license and encountered oil in sandstone of palaeogene age. It was not found necessary to carry out a production test, and the well has been permanently plugged and abandoned.
The DENERCO group will now more closely evaluate the new oil discoveries.
The DENERCO group consists of:
|DENERCO OIL A/S|| 37%|
LD Energi A/S
DONG E&P A/S
Further information: Steffen Bjørn Olsen, Danish Energy Agency. Phone: +45 3392 6673. E-mail: email@example.com. See also the article on the Danish Energy Agency’s homepage: http://www.ens.dk/uk/og/index.htm
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