Nexen makes discovery on Blackbird

A discovery has been made with the Blackbird well on block 20/2a in the UK North Sea, according to Nexen.

Offshore staff

CALGARY, Canada -- A discovery has been made with the Blackbird well on block 20/2a in the UK North Sea, according to Nexen.

The well encountered 111 ft (34 m) of net pay in multiple zones. It was drill-stem tested and flowed at an average restricted rate of 3,800 b/d of oil through a 34/64-in. (1.3-cm) choke. Analysis indicates high quality crude oil in good quality reservoir sands, the company says.

The well has been suspended for use as a production well. The company plans to develop it as a subsea tie-back to the nearby FPSOEttrick.

08/14/2008

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