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Statoil makes big discovery off Canada

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Statoil makes big discovery off Canada
May of the Newfoundland concession - Statoil
21:29 CEST+02:00
Norwegian oil group Statoil said on Thursday that it had made a big oil find off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada with 300 million to 600 million barrels of recoverable crude.
The find, dubbed Bay du Nord, is the third discovery in the area for Statoil Canada and its local partner, Husky Energy, which holds a 35-percent
stake to Statoil's 65 percent.
   
Another discovery, called Mizzen, holds an estimated 100 million to 200 million recoverable barrels, while the Harpoon discovery, announced in June,
is still being evaluated, Statoil said in a statement.
 
"It is exciting that Statoil is opening a new basin offshore Newfoundland," said Tim Dodson, executive vice president of Statoil, which said Canada's
Flemish Pass had the potential to become one of the company's core producing areas after 2020.
 
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