Cara (No)

In September 2016 an oil and gas discovery was made in the Cara prospect (PL636), operated by ENGIE E&P in Norway.

Cara is located 6km northeast of the ENGIE E&P operated Gjøa field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The preliminary size of the discovery is estimated at between 4.5 and 12 million Sm3 of recoverable oil equivalents.

Cara is located 6km northeast of the ENGIE E&P operated Gjøa field in the North Sea.

The partners in PL 636 will evaluate the possibility to link the discovery to existing infrastructure at the nearby Gjøa field.

The wildcat well 36/7-4 is the first exploration well in production license 636, which was awarded in APA 2011.

Cara is ENGIE E&P's first discovery in Norway as operator.

License partners in PL 636:

ENGIE E&P Norge AS (30% and operator)

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30%)

Tullow Oil Norge AS (20%)

Wellesley Petroleum AS (20%).

Cara facts:

  • The Cara discovery is located 6 kilometers northeast of the Gjøa field and about 60 kilometers of mainland Florø.
  • Well 36/7-4 was drilled by the semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Arctic.
  • The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 2702 meters.
The Cara discovery was made by the drilling rig Transocean Arctic.