Statoil’s latest gas find

Oslo: Statoil has found gas and is now drilling at wildcat well 6706/12-2, some 6 km west of the Aasta Hansteen field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil’s preliminary estimates are that there are between 5bn and 9bn cu m of recoverable gas from the well.

Well 6706/12-2 was drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen, which is now heading to drill wildcat well 6706/12-3 in production licence 602 near the Aasta Hansteen field, also operated by Statoil.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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