The Fogelberg discovery in the Norwegian Sea is shaping up to be Spirit Energy’s next operated development. This is the conclusion following a newly concluded appraisal well.
The objective of the well was to determine the size and extent of the Fogelberg discovery, as well as to acquire knowledge about the reservoir properties – including how well the gas flows.
“We got positive information from the well and our estimates of the thicknesses and quality of the reservoirs have been confirmed. We also carried out a production test, which shows that the gas flows well from the reservoir,” says Managing Director of Spirit Energy Norge, Dag Omre.
Spirit Energy discovered the Fogelberg prospect on Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea in 2010. Updated volume calculations indicate that the discovery contains between 40 and 90 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents (mmboe) of gas and condensate. Previous projections indicated between 23 and 94 mmboe.
“This is very good news. This drilling has considerably lifted the floor of the resource estimate, thus reducing the risk and yielding a more robust project. Everything is now lined up for Fogelberg to be our next development as an operator on the Norwegian shelf. We aim to submit a plan for development and operation to the authorities in 2019, which will allow for production to start in 2022,” says Omre.