Oil and gas firm PA Resources has discovered additional hydrocarbon column at a sidetrack of the recent gas discovery at the Broder Tuck prospect in Licence 12/06 off Denmark.

According to the company, sample analyses from the initial exploration well have indicated a higher than expected condensate content.

The initial 5504/20-4 well, located about ten kilometers south of the Gorm Field in the Danish part of the North Sea, encountered hydrocarbon pay in the primary Middle Jurassic target during July.

The well has now been sidetracked to a location about 680m from the initial well, where the Middle Jurassic sandstone again contained hydrocarbons.

PA Resources said the 2011 drilling program has established a gross hydrocarbon column of at least 360m from the crest of the structure down to the base of the Middle Jurassic sandstone in this sidetrack.

Ongoing sample analyses from the initial well have confirmed the discovered hydrocarbons to be a high quality gas with condensate of about 44 degrees API gravity at a ratio of about 80-90 barrels of condensate per million standard cubic feet of gas.