Two gigantic structures close to the Russian border  gave hope for major discoveries in blocks awarded in the 23rd round. Illustration: KUFPEC Norway/GEO 05/2016
Illustration: KUFPEC Norway

Korpfjell Prospect Details

Two gigantic structures close to the Russian border gave hope for major discoveries in blocks awarded in the 23rd round. Illustration: KUFPEC Norway/GEO 05/2016 Illustration: KUFPEC Norway

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROSPECT
All information provided here is publicly available.

Name of the prospect
Korpfjell
Well 7435/12-1
PL 859

Operator
Statoil Petroleum AS (30%)

Partners
Chevron Norge (20%)
Lundin Norway (15%)
ConocoPhillips Skandinavia (15%)
SDØE (20%)

Location & Description
Exploration well 7435/12-1 Korpfjell is located in PL859 on Haapet Dome, on the Bjarmeland Platform, approximately 37 km from the border with Russia. Water depth at the well location is ca. 253 m MSL.

Location of the well in the Barents Sea. Source: Statoil
Location of the well in the Barents Sea. Source: Statoil

The primary objective is to prove hydrocarbons and investigate reservoir potential and source rock in sandstones of Jurassic age Realgrunnen subgroup (Stø and Tubåen Formations). Secondary objectives are deeper sandstones of the Triassic age, Snadd and Kobbe Formations. The well will be drilled to a minimum depth of 1100 m MSL.
The Korpfjell prospect has a significant volume potential and could be a candidate for a standalone development. In addition, there are several mapped prospects in the area.

 

Illustration: KUFPEC Norway
The image shows amplitude strength on top of the Tubåen Formation. The strongest colours of yellow and red coincide with other geophysical anomalies, indicating hydrocarbon bearing formations. Illustration: KUFPEC Norway/GEO 05/2016
Read more about this prospect in GEO 05 / 2016

GEO 2016 05 Cover

Planned drilling
The well was spudded on August 9th 2017.

Previous exploration
This will be the first exploration well drilled within the licence area.

Drilling permit

Map

Further information

End date of bet
The WellBet on this prospect was closed after official press-release of drilling completion and results from NPD on August 29, 2017.

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