Luna well in North Sea deferred to December

Drilling of the Luna prospect in the Danish North Sea will not start before early December, due to delayed availability of the contracted rig.

Offshore staff

FETCHAM, UKDrilling of the Luna prospect in the Danish North Sea will not start before early December, due to delayed availability of the contracted rig.

According to Xtract Energy – which recently agreed to purchase one of the Luna partners Elko Energy – the jackup Maersk Resolve was due to spud the well later this month, but the rig remains on duty currently for Maersk in the Danish sector.

The planned well will test the overall Rotliegendes play concept. Luna is in a small half-graben with the pinch out edge to the south east of the structure.

Xtract says the Rotliegendes reservoir could well be present at this location, based on the seismic interpretation. However, there is uncertainty over which seismic event represents the top reservoir and where the pinch out occurs.

Another possibility could be that the Rotliegendes does not pinch out but continues up dip into Lead A, meaning that Luna and Lead A are connected and represent one feature.

09/12/2011

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