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. A 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 or when an exemption from the PDO requirement has been granted.

There are currently about 75 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 given in million 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
15/12-21 (Grevling) North sea 2009 4.62 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified OKEA AS
15/5-2 Eirin North sea 1978 6.40 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
16/1-12 (Rolvsnes) North sea 2009 8.03 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Lundin Norway AS
16/1-26 S North sea 2016 1.53 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Aker BP ASA
16/2-3 (Ragnarock) North sea 2007 3.30 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
16/2-4 North sea 2007 2.93 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
16/2-5 North sea 2009 2.10 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
16/4-6 S (Luno II) North sea 2013 6.56 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Lundin Norway AS
2/12-1 Mjølner North sea 1987 3.64 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase INEOS 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 Equinor Energy 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 1.37 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified Aker BP ASA
25/11-27 (F-struktur) North sea 2013 0.73 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
25/2-10 S (Frigg-GammaDelta) North sea 1986 11.60 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Aker BP ASA
25/2-18 S (Langfjellet) North sea 2016 4.16 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase 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
25/4-2 (Trine) North sea 1973 3.86 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Total E&P Norge AS
25/5-9 (Trell) North sea 2014 2.56 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Total E&P Norge AS
25/8-4 (D-struktur) North sea 1992 11.11 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
3/7-8 S (Trym Sør) North sea 2013 0.54 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Faroe Petroleum Norge AS
30/11-7 (Fulla) North sea 2009 13.62 GAS/CONDENSATE 4F Production in clarification phase Aker BP ASA
30/11-8 S (Krafla) North sea 2011 1.00 OIL 5F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
30/11-8 S (Krafla) North sea 2011 34.10 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
30/11-8 S (Krafla) North sea 2011 0.84 OIL 7F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
30/5-3 S (Corvus) North sea 2009 5.94 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
31/7-1 (Brasse) North sea 2016 11.69 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Faroe Petroleum Norge AS
34/11-2 S (Nøkken) North sea 1996 5.23 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
34/12-1 (Afrodite) North sea 2008 11.19 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 11.63 OIL 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
35/10-2 North sea 1996 3.58 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Eni Norge AS
35/11-18 (Syrah) North sea 2015 1.25 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/11-20 B (Beaujolais) North sea 2016 0.48 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/11-20 S (Orion) North sea 2016 0.36 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Wintershall Norge AS
35/2-1 (Peon) North sea 2005 19.54 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
36/7-4 (Cara) North sea 2016 13.74 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Neptune Energy Norge AS
6406/12-4 S (Boomerang) Norwegian sea 2015 3.50 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Neptune E&P Norge AS
6406/2-1 Lavrans Norwegian sea 1995 13.22 GAS/CONDENSATE 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
6406/2-1 Lavrans Norwegian sea 1995 14.82 GAS/CONDENSATE 7F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
6406/2-7 (Erlend) Norwegian sea 1999 2.34 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy 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 Equinor Energy AS
6407/2-6 S (Flyndretind) Norwegian sea 2010 1.78 OIL/GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
6407/6-6 Mikkel Sør Norwegian sea 2008 3.82 GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
6407/7-8 (Noatun) Norwegian sea 2008 5.70 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
6407/7-9 A Norwegian sea 2016 0.48 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
6407/7-9 S Norwegian sea 2016 1.46 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
6506/11-2 (Lange) Norwegian sea 1991 0.88 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
6506/12-3 (Lysing) Norwegian sea 1985 1.10 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy 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 10.19 GAS/CONDENSATE 4F Production in clarification phase Spirit Energy Norge AS
6507/11-6 Sigrid Norwegian sea 2001 2.91 GAS/CONDENSATE 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
6507/3-12 (Osprey) Norwegian sea 2017 1.33 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
6507/3-7 (Idun Nord) Norwegian sea 2009 0.82 GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Aker BP ASA
6507/3-8 (Gjøk) Norwegian sea 2009 1.95 GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
6507/7-13 Norwegian sea 2001 0.95 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS
6507/8-9 (Carmen) Norwegian sea 2017 0.83 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
6607/12-2 S (Alve Nord) Norwegian sea 2011 6.99 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Total E&P Norge AS
6608/10-17 S (Cape Vulture) Norwegian sea 2017 4.33 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
6705/10-1 (Asterix) Norwegian sea 2009 17.11 GAS 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
6706/11-2 (Gymir) Norwegian sea 2015 2.00 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
6706/12-3 (Roald Rygg) Norwegian sea 2015 2.40 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy 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 8.50 GAS 7F Production not evaluated Spirit Energy Norge AS
7/12-5 (Ula North) North sea 1981 1.01 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Aker BP ASA
7120/1-3 (Gohta) Barents sea 2013 8.30 OIL/GAS 5F 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 4.47 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Equinor Energy AS
7121/8-1 (Blåmann) Barents sea 2017 1.70 GAS 7F Production not evaluated
7122/6-1 (Tornerose) Barents sea 1987 3.78 GAS/CONDENSATE 4F Production in clarification phase Equinor Energy AS
7219/12-1 (Filicudi) Barents sea 2017 15.37 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Lundin Norway AS
7219/9-2 (Kayak) Barents sea 2017 5.53 OIL 7F Production not evaluated Equinor Energy AS
7220/11-1 (Alta) Barents sea 2014 0.11 OIL/GAS 4F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
7220/11-1 (Alta) Barents sea 2014 20.52 OIL/GAS 5F Production likely, but unclarified Lundin Norway AS
7220/6-2 R (Neiden) Barents sea 2016 6.21 OIL/GAS 7F Production not evaluated Lundin Norway AS
7324/8-1 (Wisting) Barents sea 2013 58.22 OIL 5F Production likely, but unclarified OMV (Norge) AS