Talisman strikes again at Shaw

Offshore staff

CALGARY – Talisman Energy has discovered hydrocarbons while drilling the Shaw prospect in UK North Sea block 22/22a. The well tested 4,800 boe/d on a restricted choke, and the company is drilling an appraisal sidetrack.

Shaw is near another recent find, Godwin. Talisman is looking at options to develop Godwin through its Montrose – Arbroath production facilities.

The company says three of its new development projects in the North Sea – Burghley, Auk North, and Auk South – are on schedule and on budget. At Auk North, three batch wells have been drilled, with an initial free flow rate on the first well of 6,500 boe/d through a restricted choke.

At the Tartan complex, production efficiency measures have increased output to around 8,500 boe/d. On the minus side, there was a compressor failure at Claymore that led to eight weeks’ outage. One compressor is online now and a second expected to come online at the end of this month.

Production from Talisman’s Norway operations averaged 39,000 boe/d during 2Q 2009, up 18% on the corresponding period in 2008. However, operating efficiency was lower than expected at Rev, a subsea tieback to BG’s Armada platform in the UK sector.

A sidetrack of the Grevling oil discovery in license PL038, block 15/12, drilled down-dip of the structure, extended the proven oil column. Further potential remains to be tested down-flank. Talisman plans a further appraisal well in 2010, and is examining development options via its nearby Varg floater.

07/29/2009

Related Articles

UK government steps up consultations on offshore tax relief

Jan 23, 2015

Oil & Gas UK has welcomed a further consultation by Britain’s government on a basin-wide UK offshore investment allowance.

Alma/Galia platform nears sailaway

Jan 23, 2015

EnQuest says mechanical completion was achieved before Christmas on the semisubmersible platform for the Alma/Galia field development in the UK North Sea.

Statoil set to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat

Jan 23, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for exploration drilling on the Snedfrid Nord prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Norwegian license winners outline prospects, work plans

Jan 22, 2015

Statoil has issued details of its new licenses under Norway’s Awards in Predefined Areas 2014 (APA 2014) Round.

UK offshore sector could be hit by further tax charge

Jan 22, 2015

Accountancy/shipping advisory specialist Moore Stephens claims companies in the offshore maritime sector could be affected by the UK’s proposed 25% Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) charge.

Trending News

Shell’s Arctic exploration to begin in late July

Jun 30, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell said it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling as early as the third week in July, Reuters reported. Forecasters predict that the sea ice over its prospects will begin to clear during that time.

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

Jun 30, 2015

Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling rigs.

Samsung to construct Johan Sverdrup process, riser decks

Jun 30, 2015

Statoil has contracted Samsung to build the decks for the process and riser platforms for the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Subsea cables deliver power to offshore Safaniya upgrade project

Jun 30, 2015

Saudi Aramco has connected a 230-kV, 46-km (28.6-mi) submarine composite cable to the TP-20 tie-in platform offshore Saudi Arabia.

Technip to engineer deepwater Libra FPSO topsides

Jun 30, 2015

Jurong Shipyard has awarded Technip a detailed engineering and procurement services contract for the Libra field FPSO topsides in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

  Offshore
Digital Magazine
Look Inside
Cover
Current Issue

Oil & Gas Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>