Equinor Touts new Tyrihans Field Discovery

Discovery near field’s northern reaches will be fast-tracked for production.

The Tyrihans project offshore Norway.
The Tyrihans project offshore Norway.

Equinor and partners Total E&P Norge AS and Vår Energi AS have struck oil and gas in a new segment belonging to the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea. Exploration well 6407/1-A-3 BH in production license 073 was drilled from subsea template A at Tyrihans North.

The well was drilled to a measured depth of 5332 m by semisubmersible drilling rig Transocean Norge and struck a gas column of about 43 m and an oil column of about 15 m in the Ile formation, including about 76 m of moderate to good reservoir quality sandstone. In the Tilje formation, moderate to good quality water-bearing reservoir was struck.

The Tyrihans field is in the middle of the Norwegian Sea, some 25 km southeast of the Åsgard field and 220 km northwest of Trondheim. The licensees consider the discovery commercial and intend to start production immediately.

Recoverable resources are so far estimated at between 19 and 26 million BOE.