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15/06/2006 Press release 17/2006: Statoil ASA, operator of Production Licence 193 (PL193), confirmed the discovery of hydrocarbons in a segment of the Valemon discovery near the Kvitebjørn field.
The well 34/11-5 S was drilled from the Kvitebjørn platform in 190 metres of water to a total vertical depth of 4370 metres below the sea surface. The well was completed in rocks from the Middle Jurassic Age. The total length of the well is 7380 metres.
Hydrocarbons were proven in Middle Jurassic sandstones.
The well has provided important information on the extent and properties of the 34/10-23 Valemon discovery.
The licensees will continue to evaluate a potential development of the Valemon discovery.
The well will be temporarily plugged and the plan is to re-use the upper sections as a sidetracked production well on the Kvitebjørn field.
The Kvitebjørn drilling facility will now drill production wells on the Kvitebjørn field.
The licensees in PL 193 are:
Statoil ASA (operator) 43.55 %
Petoro AS 30.00 %
Norsk Hydro Produksjon a.s. 15.00 %
Enterprise Oil Norge AS 6.45 %
Total E&P Norge AS 5.00 %
Contact in the NPD:
Eldbjørg Vaage Melberg, tlf. 51 87 61 00