Ensco 100 spuds Niobe offshore Scotland

Drilling has started on the Niobe exploration well in UK license P1889 in the Outer Moray Firth, off northeast Scotland.

Jun 10th, 2015

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Drilling has started on the Niobe exploration well in UK license P1889 in the Outer Moray Firth, off northeast Scotland.

The license is in blocks 12/26b and 12/27, close to theBeatrice oil field. The jackup Ensco 100 is drilling the well, the main target being a stratigraphic pinch-out trap in late Jurassic sands 940 m (3,084 ft) below mean sea level.

Drilling time to target depth is estimated at 31 days.

Noreco, a partner in the Suncor-operated well, says the prospect could hold reserves in the 7-157 MMboe range.

06/10/2015

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