The discovery was made at the Bestari-1 exploration well in the deepwater Block R production-sharing contract and is being evaluated with a view to planning an appraisal campaign.

 Statoil discovered 5 Bcm to 9 Bcm of recoverable gas, likely prolonging the production plateau of about 130 Mboe/d. Aasta Hansteen was thought to hold 47 Bcm of gas, Reuters said

On average in Indonesia, Eni produces 17 Mboe/d. Eni currently has three rigs working offshore Libya in Area D, and currently produces about 350 Mboe/d in the country.

The 22/16-6 well on the Dalziel structure flowed at rates in excess of 8 Mboe/d. The well is now being sidetracked to appraise the extent of this discovery.  

Stanleys-1, on the Western Flank, reached total depth on March 5 and had strong oil shows. 

BP Egypt’s Atoll-1 deepwater exploration well has hit about 50 m (164 ft) of gas pay in high quality Oligocene sandstones in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta offshore Egypt, the company said in a news release March 9.

The well will be drilled about 6 km northwest of the Aasta Hansteen Field in the Norwegian Sea.

There are two principal productive reservoirs, the Guadalupe and Mirador sandstones.

The well is the first in the 674 BS production license. 

The Zulu exploration well has been completed as a gas discovery.

Petrobras has made a discovery of new oil accumulations in concession BM-C-35.

Eni has made a new discovery of oil and gas in the West Melehia deep exploration prospect.