Equinor Makes New Oil Discovery Near North Sea Fram Field

Recent discoveries in the Troll and Fram area show that even mature areas can be revitalized based on new information and modern exploration technology, Equinor said.

Hart Energy Staff
Equinor

Preliminary calculations of the oil discovery's expected size indicate between 3.3 and 5.2 million standard cubic meters of recoverable oil equivalent. (Source: Ole Jørgen Bratland/Equinor)

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has made a new oil discovery, located near the Fram field in the North Sea offshore Norway, and will consider tying it to one of Troll field platforms, the energy major said on Jan. 7.

Equinor and its partner Wellesley found oil in the Troll and Fram area in exploration wells 35/10-7 S and 35/10-7 A in the Toppand prospect. Preliminary calculations of the expected size indicate between 3.3 and 5.2 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, or around 21 to 33 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

“Our exploration activity is central for our ambitions at the Norwegian continental shelf," noted Geir Sørtveit, senior vice president for exploration & production west operations. 

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