Longboat Energy Makes Discovery at Rødhette Offshore Well
Longboat Energy, the emerging full-cycle North Sea E&P company with a portfolio of significant, nearterm, low-risk exploration assets, announced a discovery at the Rødhette exploration well (Company 20%), the first well in its fully-funded, seven well exploration programme. The exploration well 7122/6-3 S encountered a 29-metre hydrocarbon column in the primary target in the Middle Jurassic Stø Formation. The top of the reservoir was reached close to prognosis containing high net-to-gross, moderate to good quality sandstone. Data acquisition indicates a gas column of approximately 18 metres in the well over an oil rim.
Preliminary estimates by the operator place the size of the discovery between 9 and 12 mmboe recoverable (gross). As the Rødhette volumes are at the lower end of pre-drill expectations, both existing discoveries and additional prospectivity in the area will be considered in the evaluation of the commercial development potential of Rødhette through existing regional infrastructure. The well was drilled 30 km north of the Goliat field and 5 km south from the Tornerose discovery.
The well, operated by Vår Energi, was drilled on time and on budget and will now be plugged and abandoned as planned.
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