EnCore begins Cobra well drilling

March 25, 2008
EnCore Oil has begun drilling operations on the Cobra appraisal well on Southern North Sea block 48/2c.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- EnCore Oil has begun drilling operations on the Cobra appraisal well on Southern North Sea block 48/2c.

The main objective of the 48/2c-5 well will be to establish whether the reservoir is capable of flowing at commercial rates. The well is being drilled updip from the 48/2-1 well, drilled in 1984, which flowed at 2.7 MMcf/d from a Rotliegendes Sandstone reservoir. It is interpreted that the reservoir was damaged during the drilling of the 48/2-1 well and that reservoir performance could be improved by the use of modern drilling and completion techniques.

The EnCore-operated well is being drilled by the jackup rigENSCO 80 and will be managed by Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI).

03/25/2008

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