Wintershall Gets Permit for Bergknapp Appraisal
Follow-up well could help prove up 100-million bbl find.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate granted Wintershall Dea Norge a drilling permit for well 6406/3-10 A to spud a follow-up probe to a discovery made in April 2020. The Bergknapp appraisal will be drilled from the Odjfell semisubmersible Deepsea Aberdeen once the rig has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6507/4-2 S for Wintershall in production license 211.
The Bergknapp appraisal will be drilled about 8 km west of the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea. The discovery well 6406/3-10 intersected an oil column of at least 60 m in the Garn formation and an oil column of at least 120 m in the Tilje formation.
Preliminary estimates of the Bergknapp discovery indicate it could hold between 26–97 million BOE.
The find is in production license 836 S where Wintershall is the operator and holds a 40% stake. The other licensees are DNO Norge (30%) and Spirit Energy Norway AS (30%). The area in this license comprises parts of Blocks 6406/2 and 6406/3.