LONDON – i3 Energy’s latest well on the Liberator oil discovery in the UK central North Sea has reached total depth as planned in the Valhall shale.
Well 13/23c-11, drilled by the semisub Borgland Dolphin, encountered around 220 ft (67 m) MD of sand in the Captain reservoir of which roughly 20 ft (6 m) had indications of oil above the expected oil water contact (OWC) of 5,270 ft (1,606 m) TVDSS.
Wireline logging will follow.
Majid Shafiq of i3 Energy said: “We are pleased to have encountered a thick Captain sand at this location including oil indications in the upper Captain sand above the oil water contact. Initial interpretation is that the sand thickness above the OWC is lower than anticipated.”