RWE Dea Norge has made a new oil discovery in wildcat well 35 / 9-6 S, the first in the Titan prospect (PL 420) off the coast of Norway.

The firm drilled the well using the semi-submersible drilling rig Bredford Dolphin, 16km west of the Gjoa Field in the North Sea.

The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,664m and was terminated in the Upper Triassic rocks at a water depth of 370m.

The firm encountered a 435m column of petroleum in the Heather Formation, the Brent Group, the Drake Formation and the Cook Formation.

The reservoir levels in the well are in different pressure regimes and no hydrocarbon water contact was encountered.

As the operator of production licence 420, RWE is completing the drilling of wildcat well 35 / 9-6 S.

RWE Dea Norge managing director Hugo Sandal said that there is further exploration potential in the licence.

The discovery is estimated to hold between two million and ten million cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent.