Barents Sea
26 February 2018

Appraisal well located on west flank of Alta oil/gas discovery with Lower Triassic sandstone/conglomerate objective. Vertical main hole proved 50 m gas column in Lower Triassic sandstone from 1,835–1,885 m TVDSS with gas samples recovered. Lower conglomerates were tight with oil shows, although water samples were recovered. No contacts located due to tight formation, but pressure data indicates connectivity with discovery well. Sidetrack, deviated to west flank to locate oil zone and oil-water contact, proved oil in Lower Triassic from 1,885 m TVDSS with oil samples recovered, again in pressure communication with main hole and discovery well. Well tested oil.