Equinor hits gas at Ragnfrid North well in Norwegian Sea

Equinor hits gas at Ragnfrid North well in Norwegian SeaImage courtesy of Seadrill

Norwegian energy giant Equinor together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, has proven gas and condensate discovery in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well.

Recoverable resources are estimated at 6-25 million barrels of oil equivalent, Equinor said in a statement.

Ragnfrid North is located around 20 kilometers south of the Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea. The discovery will help clarify the resource base in the area for the next years, the statement reads.

“Ragnfrid North will, together with the former discoveries Lavrans and Erlend East, give a more detailed picture of the potential in this area of the Norwegian Sea,” said Nick Ashton, Equinor’s senior vice president for Norway and the UK.

The license partners will now evaluate the discovery for development and tie-in to the Kristin field and further maturing of the Kristin South project.

“The Ragnfrid North discovery will increase the probability of discovery for other prospects and pave the way for more drilling operations in this central part of the Norwegian Sea. This is something we will consider going forward while further analyzing the results,” says Ashton.

Exploration drilling in Ragnfrid North 6406/2-9 S started on October 3 and the well was drilled by the West Phoenix rig in production license 199. West Phoenix is now being moved to the UK continental shelf to drill the Equinor-operated Big Foot prospect south of the Mariner field.

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