West Rinnes well flows for Dana

Dana Petroleum has discovered oil in the West Rinnes structure, close to its producing Hudson and Melville fields in the UK Northern North Sea.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK --Dana Petroleum has discovered oil in the West Rinnes structure, close to its producing Hudson and Melville fields in the UK Northern North Sea.

Well 210/24a-11, drilled to a total measured depth of 6,470 ft (1,972 m), encountered a full Brent reservoir sequence with high quality sands.

A drill-stem test flowed at up to 7,800 b/d, rates being constrained by the test equipment on the rig. Produced fluid was 100% clean oil (32deg API), and of a similar quality to output from Hudson, 5 km (3.1 mi) away.

The well is now being side-tracked into the adjacent East Rinnes structure, thought to be similar in size. Dana has plans to drill other prospects in the area including West Hudson, North Melville, and South-West Rinnes.

04/23/2008

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