Published On: Fri, Oct 30th, 2020

Equinor, BP report Cappahayden and Cambriol oil discoveries offshore Canada

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Equinor and its partner have pulled off a couple of oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada through the drilling of the Cappahayden and Cambriol prospects in the Flemish Pass Basin.

However, Equinor said that it is too early to give any specific information on the volumes estimated at the Cappahayden and Cambriol hydrocarbon discoveries.

Paul McCafferty – Equinor senior vice president for international offshore exploration, commenting on the oil discoveries, said: “We are pleased to have made two discoveries offshore Newfoundland. The results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who have executed a safe campaign with positive results – particularly considering the unique challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Map showing the Cappahayden and Cambriol oil discoveries in Canadian waters.

Map showing the Cappahayden and Cambriol oil discoveries in Canadian waters. Map courtesy of Equinor ASA.

Drilled by the Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig, the Cappahayden and Cambriol wells are located nearly 500 kms east of St. John’s.

The Cappahayden well is contained in a water depth of around 1,000 metres, while the Cambriol well has a depth of 600 metres.

Equinor with a stake of 60% was the operator for the two wells, while BP Canada holds a stake of 40%.

The Norwegian oil and giant said that as part of the 2020 exploration campaign, it has also spudded a top-hole at the Sitka prospect.

The Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig was used for drilling the Cappahayden and Cambriol prospects.

The Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig was used for drilling the Cappahayden and Cambriol prospects. Photo courtesy of Equinor ASA.

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