LONDON — Wintershall Dea has submitted an appraisal drilling plan to build on its recent Kan oil discovery in Block 30 in the shallow-water Sureste Basin offshore Mexico.
According to partner Harbour Energy, the partners aim to start drilling next year. Exploration started in October 2022 and led to the Upper Miocene Kan-1 discovery this April, drilled by the Borr Ran.
Elsewhere, Harbour reported in an operations update, drilling continues on the Layaran prospect, the first of a multi-well campaign in the Andaman Sea offshore Indonesia, designed to build on last year’s Timpan-1 gas discovery.
Three further prospects will be drilled on the Andaman South and Andaman II licenses as part of this campaign.
In the UK southern North Sea, Harbour is preparing to start production from the Tolmount East gas accumulation, increasing future rates from the Tolmount area.
The company has successfully appraised its Leverett discovery, close to the Britannia infrastructure in the central UK North Sea, with a final appraisal side-track underway.
In the same region, the company aims to deliver first oil from its Talbot development via the Judy platform, around the end of 2024. So far, two of the three development wells have been completed