ABERDEEN, Scotland -- The Noble jackup Julie Robertson has arrived to begin a two-year drilling campaign in the southern North Sea for Venture Production Plc.
Plans include development, appraisal, and lower-risk exploration drilling mostly around Venture's "A" fields gas production hub, according to the company.
The first drilling will be an appraisal well aimed at confirming reservoir deliverability from the Ensign discovery. Then the rig is scheduled to do a sidetrack to the Amanda discovery and an exploration well at Agatha, among other projects.
If successful and on schedule, Venture anticipates tieback to the Alison subsea production manifold and first gas to flow in 4Q07.