HOUSTON– An exploration well on the Centurion South structure in the UK North Sea has confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon-bearing Fulmar reservoir sands, says partner Endeavour. However, the section was thinner than expected.
Centurion South is a satellite to the 1984 Centurion discovery, which flow tested at 5,200 boe/d.
The semisubmersibleTransocean Prospect is completing a production well on the Endeavour-operated West Rochelle field in the central UK North Sea. The subsea pipeline and manifold infrastructure for the field have been installed and topsides modifications are finished on the host Scott platform.
Endeavour anticipates first production from West Rochelle in mid-2013.
The company is a partner in the Apache-operatedBacchus field development in the same region. The jackup Rowan Gorilla VII rig arrived in late March to drill a third production well, which is expected to come online this summer.
At the Chevron-operatedAlba field, the first of three new development wells has started drilling. This, combined with improvements in the processing systems, is expected to increase the field’s production during the second half of the year.