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    ConocoPhillips makes minor gas find off Norway

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This marks the third discovery this month off Norway, but all of them have been judged to be minor in size.

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ConocoPhillips makes minor gas find off Norway

ConocoPhillips has made a minor gas discovery off the coast of Norway, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) reported on June 16.

The well sunk 30 km from the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea at licence 1064 found under 0.1mn m3 of recoverable oil equivalent, according to preliminary estimates. But ConocoPhillips and its partners at the licence will consider the result when weighing up further prospectivity in the area, the NPD said.

It is the first well to be drilled at licence 1064, which is operated by ConocoPhillips with a 40% interest. PGNiG has a 30% interest, Aker BP 20% and Equinor 10%.

This marks the third discovery off Norway this month, though all have been judged minor in size. On June 1 Aker BP found 0.6-1.9mn m3 of gas near the Valhall field, while Equinor discovered 0.8-1.6mn m3 of gas near the Johan Castberg field on June 9.