Hess Corporation (ticker: HES, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Faroes find for Amerada Hess
Amerada Hess (NYSE: AHC), as operator of Licence 001 in the Faroe Islands, today
announced that well 6004/16-1 has discovered both oil and gas - the first discovery
in the Faroes offshore.
Light oil and gas were discovered over a gross interval of approximately 170m.
The well was not subjected to a flow test, due to weather conditions, and following
the completion of logging operations, it will be plugged and abandoned.
Commenting on the discovery, Amerada Hess UK Managing Director, Nick Fairbrother
"This is a great result. We're delighted that the Faroes Partnership's first
well in the Faroes has been successful and we look forward to following up on
this success with our drilling programme next year.
However, whilst the results show the presence of significant volumes of hydrocarbons
in the Faroes sector of the North-East Atlantic, a great deal more work is required
to evaluate the results of the well and determine the appropriate appraisal programme."
Amerada Hess Faroes General Manager, Ben Arabo added:
"This positive result offers encouragement for the future of the oil and
gas industry in the Faroes. I would also like to pay tribute to the efforts of
the Faroese authorities, with whom we have built a strong working relationship."
DONG E&P Executive Vice President, Soren Gath Hansen said that the discovery
is very positive and that it's the result of the Partnership's combined efforts
in the Faroes since 1995.
Managing Director of Atlantic Petroleum, Wilhelm Petersen said:
"It is a historical day for Atlantic Petroleum. To be successful with the
first well is very encouraging for the company."
Located close to the boundary with the United Kingdom, in 950m of water, the well
was drilled to a total depth (TD) of 4275 metres in a deepening operation, after
reaching the commitment depth of 3830 metres. Whilst the initial section of the
operation was funded by the full Faroes Partnership, of Amerada Hess, DONG E&P,
Atlantic Petroleum and BG, the subsequent deepening was funded by Amerada Hess
(71.547%), DONG E&P (28.286%) and Atlantic Petroleum (0.167%) under the sole
risk provisions of the Partnership agreement.
For more information:
UK - Rachel Oudyn + 44 (0) 20 7887 2675
Faroes - Ben Arabo + 298 318 060
USA - Carl Tursi + 1 (212) 536-8593