Dana pursues further oil in De Ruyter area

Dana Petroleum has spudded an exploration well in Dutch North Sea from its De Ruyter platform.

Noble Lynda Bossler
Noble Lynda Bossler

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Dana Petroleum has spudded an exploration well in Dutch North Sea from its De Ruyter platform.

The jackupNoble Lynda Bossler is drilling the P11-08 well on production license P10a. The well will test the Triassic Volpriehausen substrata for the presence of oil beneath a gas cap. The prospect is immediately west of and above the producing Volpriehausen and Hewett/Fringe compartments of the De Ruyter field.

If the well is successful, Dana will drill a horizontal side track to allow production to start immediately.

Dana’s Netherlands managing director Nick Dancer said: “This is the first in a five-well campaign, as we seek to exploit the great potential in infrastructure-led exploration around our platforms in the southern North Sea.”

5/14/2013

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