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26 | December 2017 | 2018 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY YEARBOOK | EXPLORATION Husky Canada continues to add reserves Atlantic Canada saw another drilling success in 2017 as well with Husky Energy's White Rose Northwest discovery offshore Newfoundland in May. The company announced the well results along with plans to continue developing the West White Rose Project. The find adds to the recover- able resources in this extension project, which the company says is on a scale approaching the original White Rose development. The new project will use a fixed wellhead platform tied back to the SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which is producing the White Rose Field. Europe, Scandinavia drilling opens new plays Hansa Hydrocarbons Ltd. announced that its shallow-water N05-1 exploration well drilled off- shore The Netherlands confirmed gas. The Ruby discovery, which proves up a substantial volume of gas in the basal Rotliegend sands, extends across the N04, N05, N08 and Geldsackplate licenses in the Dutch and German North Sea sectors in 9 ft water depth. Plans are in place to commercialize the field and to appraise adjacent prospects. Norway's Statoil saw success early in the year with a shallow-wa - ter oil discovery offshore Bergen. The seventh exploration well drilled on production license 193 D, near the Valemon Field, came onstream two years ago. The discovery, called Valemon West, contains between 20 Mboe and 50 Mboe. Statoil's 2017 Barents Sea explo- ration campaign also saw success throughout the year, beginning in January with the Cape Vulture well. One year after license award, Statoil discovered between 20 Mbbl and 80 Mbbl of oil and gas. The oper- ator made two more finds in July. The Kayak well on the Johan Cast- berg license discovered between 25 Mboe and 50 Mboe of recoverable reserves, proving for the first time resources in this type of play in the Barents Sea. Statoil said efforts will be made to find a com- mercial solution for the Kayak discovery toward the Johan Castberg license and to bring out other similar prospects in the area. In its search for oil, Statoil also discovered gas between the Snøhvit and Goliat fields with the Blåmann well, which found 1.5 Bcm to 3 Bcm, equivalent to 10 Mboe to 20 Mboe. Lundin Norway also had a Barents Sea suc- cess. The operator of production license 533 drilled wildcat well 7219/12-1 and appraisal well 7219/12-1 A on the Filicudi prospect. Well 7219/12-1 proved a total oil column of about 200 ft and an overlying total gas column of a similar size. More discoveries of Mediterranean gas Following earlier successes in the area, Eni discov- ered gas and condensates offshore Libya on the Gamma Prospect in Contract Area D, 86 miles offshore Tripoli. Shallow-water discovery well B1 16/3, southwest of the Bouri Field, is part of the company's "near-field" exploration strategy, target- ing opportunities that can exploit synergies with The Seadrill West Elara jackup hit oil with the shallow-water Valemon West exploration well in the Norwegian Sea in February. The well was tied back to the already producing Valemon platform. (Photo courtesy of Seadrill)

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