Well 20/05b-14, drilled to a TD of 3,784 m (12,415 ft), did not encounter Upper Jurassic sands as expected, and this will likely lead to a downgrade of the resource estimate (the low-end figure was 25 MMboe).
However, the partners will integrate the latest results with processed data from a 3D seismic survey acquired over the area last year in order to assess upside potential for further appraisal activity.
A large part of the mapped area of the discovery, northwest of the 20/05b-14 well location, remains untested, and there could be further resources in a deeper horizon.
These, along with the Cortina prospect, could warrant drilling, depending on a further review of the seismic.
Jersey claimed that even at 25 MMboe Verbier would be commercially viable, for instance, as part of a wider area development plan.