LONDON – The jackup Noble Houston Colbert gas spud the first of two planed infill development wells on the West Brae field in the central UK North Sea.
Rockrose Energy recently acquired Marathon Oil’s 40% operated interest in the Brae Area.
The new WPGZ and WPOZ wells are designed to access reserves of over 8 MMbbl, sustaining output through the Brae platform complex by up to 6,000 b/d.
WPGZ is due to come onstream before the end of Q1 2020, with WPOZ delivering first oil during Q2.
Between now and the end of next year RockRose expects to participate in at least seven UK offshore development wells.
A four-well drilling campaign is set to get under way early next year on the Shell-operated Arran gas/condensate field development in the central sector, with production starting early in 2021 via a tieback to the Shearwater complex. RockRose has a 30.4% working interest in Arran.
In the Moray Firth area, Repsol Sinopec expects to drill the first of two infill wells for the Blake life extension project (RockRose 30.8%) during the second half of 2020.