Zapata Nordic began drilling the structure dubbed Albuskjell by Shell, and found four hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs one above the other.
While only one contained commercial quantities of gas and condensate, Shell considered this so positive that it issued a press release which optimistically estimated a test flow of 2 700 barrels per day.
The Phillips group drilled the 2/4-9 well on the eastern flank of Albuskjell in the autumn of 1973, which confirmed the Shell discovery. Final confirmation came with Shell’s 1/6-3 well the following summer. Albuskjell was developed with two platforms, 1/6 A and 2/4 F, which came on stream in mid-1979..[REMOVE]Fotnote: Kvendseth, Stig S, Giant Discovery. A History of Ekofisk Through the First 20 Years, 1988: 41-42.
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