UK Breagh gas field in line for further well frac operations

Drilling has started on the A08 production well for the Breagh Phase 1 gas development in the UK southern North Sea, according to partner Sterling Resources.

Jul 11th, 2014

Offshore staff

CALGARY, Canada –Drilling has started on the A08 production well for the Breagh Phase 1 gas development in the UK southern North Sea, according to partner Sterling Resources.

The target structure is 1.8 km (1.2 mi) northeast of the RWE-Dea operated Breagh Alpha platform, between the A03 and A05 wells. Sterling expects A08 to encounter the better qualitysandstones present in the field’s northeastern areas of the field; however, there are contingency plans to side track and multi-stage hydraulically fracture stimulate the well if it encounters a poorer quality reservoir.

Two more wells (A09 and A10) and possibly two side tracks and/or hydraulic fracture stimulations could follow next summer, depending on whether the partners secure a drilling rig and stimulation vessel.

Following completion of A08, the jackupEnsco 70 will head to the Crosgan field in block 42/15a, 25 km (15.5 mi) northeast of the Breagh field to drill an appraisal well southwest of the 1995 discovery well 42/10b-2z.

Sterling, which is 30% partner in the Crosgan license, also expects to participate in an exploratory well later this year on the Beverley prospect in UK block 22/26c.

Next year the company is lining up four offshore exploration wells, one on the Niadar prospect in UK southern block 49/18b and three in theRomanian sector of the Black Sea (one in the Luceafarul block and two in the Muridava block). 

7/11/2014

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