Statoil: Finds at Sleipner

Operator Statoil has proven gas and condensate in the Biotitt prospect in the North Sea using the West Epsilon rig, which is now continuing its exploration programme in the area.

The 16/4-4 wildcat in production licence 339 was drilled to a total depth of 2,360 metres below sea level. Drilling was halted in rocks of Cretaceous age with gas and condensate being proven in the Heimdal formation of Tertiary age.