Harvey appraisal drilling under way in the UK North Sea

The jackup Maersk Resilient has spudded the appraisal well on the Harvey gas field in the UK southern North Sea.
The jackup Maersk Resilient has spudded the appraisal well on the Harvey gas field in the UK southern North Sea.
(Courtesy Maersk Drilling)

Offshore staff

LONDON – The jackup Maersk Resilient has spudded an appraisal well on the Harvey gas field in the UK southern North Sea for Independent Oil and Gas (IOG).

Drilling could last up to two months, if the well is successful.

Harvey is within blocks 48/23c, 48/24a, and 48/24b, close to IOG’s Thames Pipeline export system.

The main aims of the well are to firm up gas volumes which are currently in the range 85-199 bcf and to demonstrate reservoir deliverability.

Under a recent farm-out arrangement, CalEnergy Resources has the option to acquire 50% of the Harvey licenses within three months of the well being completed.

Fraser Well Management is operating the well, with Halliburton Manufacturing and Services providing offshore drilling services.

08/07/2019

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