Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

PGNiG Closer to Drilling its First Exploration Well as License Operator

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 12/20/2018, Location: Europe

PGNiG Upstream Norway AS has acquired a detailed 2D seismic image, which will facilitate the selection of a drilling location in the Shrek prospect within the PL838 licence area. It will be the first well drilled by the PGNiG Group as a licence operator on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

‘On the Shrek prospect, PGNiG will exploit its E&P know-how and experience in the new role as the operator of a licence in the Norwegian Sea. It is important from the perspective of our diversification strategy, which envisages a major increase in own gas production in the region’, said Piotr Wo?niak, President of the Management Board PGNiG S.A.

The main objective of the site survey was to examine in detail the geological profile of the drilling target. Analysis of the collected data will minimise the risk of drilling into shallow gas or brine pockets or glacial erratics, which could pose a serious obstacle to the drilling operations. The company plans to drill the well in the second half of 2019.

In addition to the seismic image, a survey of the sea floor was performed with a remotely operated underwater robot. It was used to identify ecosystems sensitive to the impacts of drilling operations and to detect any unexploded ordnance, shipwrecks and other potential obstacles.

The biggest challenge in marine seismic surveys is the weather. No survey can be carried out at wave heights exceeding 2.5 metres or the survey results will be compromised. Although the autumn season in the Norwegian Sea is marked by strong winds, PGNiG Upstream Norway took advantage of periods of good weather and managed to complete work under budget and ahead of schedule.

PGNiG Upstream Norway holds a 40% interest in the PL838 licence, and its partners are AkerBP and DEA Norge (each holding a 30% interest). The company is the operator on one more licence on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. In total, PGNiG holds interests in 21 exploration and production licences in the region. In accordance with its stated strategy, the PGNiG Group aims to increase natural gas production in Norway by 2.5 bcm annually after 2022. PGNiG’s proved reserves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf total 83 mboe (data as at January 1st 2018).

Seismic survey News in Norway >>

Ireland >>  2/18/2019 - Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish based Oil and Gas Exploration Company, provides an update on Frontier Exploration Licence (“FEL”) 2/19, operate...
United States >>  2/12/2019 - TGS announces a new multi-client onshore 3D seismic survey, Railgun 3D, located within the Powder River Basin. ...

Norway >>  2/11/2019 - CGG and TGS announce the Greater Castberg TopSeis™ survey in the Barents Sea. The survey is 5,000 sq km, and will be acquired and processed with the l...
Sierra Leone >>  2/7/2019 - GeoPartners, in partnership with the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, is pleased to announce a new 2D seismic survey offshore Sierra Leone to su...

Norway >>  2/6/2019 - Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS is pleased to announce the award of four Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) surveys by Aker BP ASA (“Aker BP”) and Equinor A...
Brazil >>  2/5/2019 - ION Geophysical Corporation announced a new 2D multi-client reimaging program offshore Brazil. The first phase of the Farofa program covers acreage in...

Related Categories: Formation Evaluation  General  Geological, Geophysical  Geophysical Contractors  Mud Logging  Reservoir Engineering & Recovery Methods  Seismic survey  Well Completion, Logging, Workover 

Related Articles: Formation Evaluation  General  Geological, Geophysical  Geophysical Contractors  Mud Logging  Reservoir Engineering & Recovery Methods  Seismic survey  Well Completion, Logging, Workover 


Norway Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 |

More News

Related Links

Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.