HOUSTON -- Endeavour is developing a plan for the exploitation of the Rochelle field and expects to file a field development plan with the DECC by the end of the year. The commerciality of the undeveloped Rochelle discovery in block 15/27 was confirmed when the Rochelle 15/27-11 well tested at flow rates of 41 MMcf/d of gas and 2,300 b/d of oil condensate from perforations in the upper 20-ft (6-m) section of a 77-ft (23-m) hydrocarbon column. Reserves are estimated at more than 30 MMboe, the company says.
Endeavour also began drilling an exploratory this week at the Tesla prospect on block 22/24c in the UK sector of the North Sea. Plans call for the well to be drilled to a projected 15,300 ft (4,663 m) to test the gas condensate reserve potential of the Triassic Judy sandstones.