The two wells at the Cappahayden and Cambriol prospects, drilled this summer in the Flemish Pass Basin, have proven the presence of hydrocarbons; however, it is too early to provide specific information on volumes.
"We are pleased to have made two discoveries offshore Newfoundland. The results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who have executed a safe campaign with positive results – particularly considering the unique challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Paul McCafferty, Equinor’s senior vice president for international offshore exploration.
The wells, drilled by the semi-submersible drilling rig, Transocean Barents, are located approximately 500 km east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Cappahayden well has a water depth of about 1000 m and the Cambriol well has a depth of 600 m. Equinor was the operator for the wells.
As part of the 2020 exploration campaign, Equinor has also drilled a top-hole at the Sitka prospect.
Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/exploration/29102020/bp-and-equinor-make-discoveries-offshore-newfoundland/
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