Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA has made a small oil and gas discovery in well 6508/1-2 in the Norwegian Sea.
The well, drilled about ten km south of the Norne field by the drilling rig Aker Barents, proved gas and oil in the Tilje/Åre formations with reservoir properties as expected. An 18 metre gas column and 23 metre oil column were identified.
The preliminary size of the discovery has been estimated to about one million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalents. Further studies and exploration of the further potential can clarify whether the discovery is commercially viable.
Partners in production license PL 482 are Det Norske, Petoro and Skagen44 AS.