Discoveries

A discovery is a petroleum deposit or several petroleum deposits collectively, which have been discovered in the same well, in which through testing, sampling or logging there has been established a probability of the existence of mobile petroleum. The definition covers both commercial and technical discoveries. The discovery receives the status of a field, or becomes part of an existing field when a Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) is approved by the authorities.

There are currently just under 80 discoveries that could be, or are being, considered for development. Most of them are small and will be developed as satellites to existing fields. This will ensure that the infrastructure is used efficiently. Stand-alone development solutions are planned for the largest discoveries, but a number of smaller discoveries may also collaborate on building new infrastructure.

Resource estimates are in million standard cubic meters oil equivalents (Sm³ o.e.).

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Discovery name Area Disc. year Resource estimate Type Resource class Activity status Operator
1/9-1 TOMMELITEN ALPHA North sea 1977 19.51 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS
15/5-2 EIRIN North sea 1978 9.06 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
16/1-12 (Rolvsnes) North sea 2009 5.90 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
16/1-14 (Apollo) North sea 2010 1.09 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
16/2-3 (Ragnarock) North sea 2007 3.30 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
16/2-4 North sea 2007 2.93 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
16/2-5 North sea 2009 2.10 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
16/4-6 S (Luno II) North sea 2013 6.62 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Lundin Norway AS
16/4-6 S (Luno II) North sea 2013 1.47 OIL 5F Production in clarification phase Lundin Norway AS
2/12-1 MJØLNER North sea 1987 3.64 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase DONG E&P Norge AS
2/4-17 TJALVE North sea 1992 1.42 GAS/CONDENSATE 7F Production not evaluated ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS
2/4-21 (King Lear) North sea 2012 15.68 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
2/5-3 (Sørøst Tor) North sea 1972 3.97 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Faroe Petroleum Norge AS
24/9-10 S (Caterpillar) North sea 2011 1.27 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Aker BP ASA
25/1-11 R (Storklakken) North sea 2010 1.71 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Aker BP ASA
25/11-27 North sea 2013 4.35 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
25/2-10 S (Frigg-GammaDelta) North sea 1986 11.96 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Aker BP ASA
25/2-18 S (Langfjellet) North sea 2016 7.79 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Aker BP ASA
25/2-5 LILLE FRØY North sea 1976 4.24 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Total E&P Norge AS
25/4-3 (Gekko) North sea 1974 3.48 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Aker BP ASA
25/5-9 (Trell) North sea 2014 2.13 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Total E&P Norge AS
25/8-4 (D-struktur) North sea 1992 8.34 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
26/10-1 (Zulu Øst) North sea 2015 2.50 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Lundin Norway AS
30/11-8 S (Krafla) North sea 2011 40.83 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
30/11-8 S (Krafla) North sea 2011 0.85 OIL 7F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
30/5-3 S (Corvus) North sea 2009 5.94 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
30/9-28 S North sea 2016 1.46 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
31/7-1 (Brasse) North sea 2016 10.65 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Faroe Petroleum Norge AS
34/11-2 S (Nøkken) North sea 1996 7.18 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
34/12-1 (Afrodite) North sea 2008 11.20 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified Eni Norge AS
34/4-11 (Beta) North sea 2010 4.49 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Suncor Energy Norge AS
34/6-2 S (Garantiana) North sea 2012 11.23 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Total E&P Norge AS
34/8-16 S (Lapetus Øst) North sea 2015 0.90 GAS/CONDENSATE 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
35/10-2 North sea 1996 3.58 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Eni Norge AS
35/11-17 (F-Vest) North sea 2014 0.46 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
35/11-18 (Syrah) North sea 2015 1.25 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/11-20 B North sea 2016 0.70 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/11-20 S North sea 2016 0.99 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/12-2 (Grosbeak) North sea 2009 5.50 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/2-1 (Peon) North sea 2005 19.54 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
35/8-6 A North sea 2016 0.75 GAS/CONDENSATE 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/9-7 (Skarfjell) North sea 2012 15.42 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Wintershall Norge AS
36/7-4 (Cara) North sea 2016 7.86 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated ENGIE E&P Norge AS
6406/12-3 S (Pil) Norwegian sea 2014 7.03 OIL/GAS 5F Production in clarification phase VNG Norge AS
6406/12-3 S (Pil) Norwegian sea 2014 12.03 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase VNG Norge AS
6406/12-4 S (Boomerang) Norwegian sea 2015 3.50 OIL 7F Production not evaluated VNG Norge AS
6406/2-1 LAVRANS Norwegian sea 1995 13.22 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6406/2-7 (Erlend) Norwegian sea 1999 2.34 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6406/9-1 LINNORM Norwegian sea 2005 24.93 GAS 7F Production not evaluated A/S Norske Shell
6407/2-5 S (Nona) Norwegian sea 2009 4.28 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
6407/2-6 S (Flyndretind) Norwegian sea 2010 2.40 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
6407/6-6 MIKKEL SØR Norwegian sea 2008 3.82 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6407/7-8 (Noatun) Norwegian sea 2008 5.70 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6407/7-9 A Norwegian sea 2016 0.23 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
6407/7-9 S Norwegian sea 2016 0.44 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
6506/11-2 (Lange) Norwegian sea 1991 0.88 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6506/12-3 (Lysing) Norwegian sea 1985 1.05 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6506/6-1 (Victoria) Norwegian sea 2000 8.93 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Total E&P Norge AS
6506/6-1 (Victoria) Norwegian sea 2000 17.86 GAS 7F Production likely, but unclarified Total E&P Norge AS
6506/9-2 S (Fogelberg) Norwegian sea 2010 10.17 GAS/CONDENSATE 4F Production in clarification phase Centrica Resources (Norge) AS
6507/11-6 SIGRID Norwegian sea 2001 2.91 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6507/3-7 (Idun Nord) Norwegian sea 2009 0.82 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Statoil Petroleum AS
6507/3-8 (Gjøk) Norwegian sea 2009 1.97 GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Statoil Petroleum AS
6507/7-13 Norwegian sea 2001 0.95 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS
6607/12-2 S (Alve Nord) Norwegian sea 2011 6.99 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Total E&P Norge AS
6705/10-1 (Asterix) Norwegian sea 2009 17.47 GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Statoil Petroleum AS
6706/11-2 (Gymir) Norwegian sea 2015 2.00 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
6706/12-2 (Snefrid Nord) Norwegian sea 2015 4.99 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Statoil Petroleum AS
6706/12-3 (Roald Rygg) Norwegian sea 2015 2.40 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
6706/6-1 (Hvitveis) Norwegian sea 2003 7.50 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
6707/10-3 S (Ivory) Norwegian sea 2014 5.10 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Centrica Resources (Norge) AS
7120/1-3 (Gohta) Barents sea 2013 14.63 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
7120/1-3 (Gohta) Barents sea 2013 6.22 OIL/GAS 7F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
7120/12-2 (Alke Sør) Barents sea 1981 12.92 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Eni Norge AS
7121/5-2 (Snøhvit Beta) Barents sea 1986 2.80 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Statoil Petroleum AS
7122/6-1 (Tornerose) Barents sea 1987 3.87 GAS/CONDENSATE 4F Production in clarification phase Statoil Petroleum AS
7220/11-1 (Alta) Barents sea 2014 26.40 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
7220/11-1 (Alta) Barents sea 2014 9.70 OIL/GAS 7F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
7220/6-2 R Barents sea 2016 6.50 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Lundin Norway AS
7220/8-1 JOHAN CASTBERG Barents sea 2011 10.90 OIL/GAS 7F Production in clarification phase Statoil Petroleum AS
7220/8-1 JOHAN CASTBERG Barents sea 2011 88.10 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Statoil Petroleum AS
7324/8-1 (Wisting) Barents sea 2013 56.48 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified OMV (Norge) AS