|2019-08-22 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
2017年，挪威国油在Gemini Nord探井油藏通道系统中发现了一个非常小的非商业油田。2018年，邻近的PL615许可区瞄准了一个更大的通道综合体，即Intrepid Eagle油井。这口井被证实存在200米长的气柱，但没有石油。Sputnik油井是PL855区的第二口井，它已经被证实了存在石油。
程张翔 编译自 石油和天然气管道新闻
Barents Sea discovery by Equinor after persistant exploration
Equinor, alongside partners OMV and Petoro, have made an oil discovery in the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea preliminarily estimated at 20-65 million barrels of oil.
The Sputnik well was drilled in licence PL855, approximately 30 kilometres North East of the Wisting discovery, north of the Norwegian coastline. The well encountered a 15 metre oil column in a Triassic sandstone reservoir. Fluid samples contain light oil and water.
“We are encouraged by this result as it confirms the presence of oil north of the Wisting discovery, where Equinor has acquired a strong acreage position,” said Nick Ashton, Equinor’s senior vice president for exploration in Norway and the UK.
“The geology in the Barents Sea is complex, and more work lies ahead to determine commerciality. But this discovery shows that persistence and our ability to learn from previous well results does pay off.”
In 2017, Equinor’s Gemini Nord well resulted in a very small, uncommercial oil discovery in a reservoir channel system within the PL855 licence. In 2018, a larger channel complex was targeted in the neighboring PL615 licence, with the Intrepid Eagle well. This well proved a 200 metre gas column, but no oil. The Sputnik well, which is the second well in PL855, has proven oil in a large channel system.