Spirit hits more gas with Fogelberg appraisal

Preliminary results of Spirit Energy’s Fogelberg appraisal well located in the Norwegian Sea indicate that the reservoir quality is better than that seen in the original discovery well, 6506/9-2 S, with a deeper gas-water contact. 

Spirit Energy was granted a drilling permit for the Fogelberg appraisal 6506/9-4 S and a consent to use the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the well in January 2018. The well was spudded in early February.

The joint venture partners are Spirit Energy Norge (operator 51.7%), PGNiG Upstream Norway (20%) and Dyas Norge (13.3%), Faroe (15%).

Faroe informed on Tuesday that the Fogelberg appraisal well has been drilled to a total depth of 4,738 meters; targeting the gas and condensate bearing Middle Jurassic Garn and Ile formations in order to assess the lateral and down-dip extent of the discovery and firm up the resource range.

The appraisal well successfully penetrated the Garn and Ile formations, encountering 62.5 meters of gross hydrocarbon-bearing Garn reservoir. Gas was also logged in the Ile Formation. Preliminary results based on extensive coring, wireline logs, pressure data and fluid sampling show that the well has confirmed gas and condensate in a sand-rich reservoir.

According to Faroe, the reservoir quality is better than that seen in the original discovery well, 6506/9-2 S, and when combined with a confirmed deeper gas-water contact it has led the partnership to the decision to carry out a drill stem test (DST) to confirm well and reservoir productivity.

Fogelberg is located 18 kilometers north  of the producing Åsgard complex, where large quantities of gas and condensate have been and continue to be produced and transported to several landing points on the European continent.

Graham Stewart, Chief Executive of Faroe Petroleum commented: “We are pleased to announce the encouraging update on the Fogelberg appraisal well. The next stage in the appraisal is the running of a DST, to confirm producibility and potential commerciality. We will update the market when there is further information in relation to results from the DST and the potential development options.

Stewart added that the company’s next well will be the Rungne well set for the third quarter of 3Q 2018, followed by drilling of the Cassidy and Pabow prospects later in the year.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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