ESSEN, Germany – E.ON Ruhrgas UK E&P Ltd., operator of License P1330, has announced a gas discovery on the Tolmount prospect. The discovery is located in block 42/28d in the UK southern North Sea to the west of the E.ON-operated Babbage gas field.
E.ON Ruhrgas UK E&P Ltd. and partner Dana Petroleum (E&P) Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Korea National Oil Company) each have 50% in the license.
The exploration well was drilled using the Ensco 92 jackup drilling rig. The well targeted the Permian Leman Sandstone Formation and encountered a gas column in excess of 200 ft (61 m). The well test flowed at a maximum stable rate of 50 MMcf/d of gas.
Felix Lerch, E.ON Ruhrgas UK E&P Ltd.’s managing director, said: “The Tolmount well results are very encouraging and will be incorporated into ongoing studies to assess the optimum development strategy for this discovery.”