MO7-A platform well proves productive

Cirrus Energy has successful drilled the deviated M07-07 appraisal well from the M07-A gas production platform in the Dutch North Sea.

Offshore staff

CALGARY, Alberta -- Cirrus Energy has successful drilled the deviated M07-07 appraisal well from the M07-A gas production platform in the Dutch North Sea.

The well, drilled by the jackup Noble Lynda Bossler, reached its TMD of 4,125 m (13,533 ft), and a TVD of 2,931 m (9,616 ft) subsea, last week, on time and to budget.

As anticipated, the well encountered thickened Jurassic sandstones down dip of a prior penetration in well M07-05ST, drilled in 1996. During coring, gas shows were encountered, and log interpretation suggests that the reservoir target is gas bearing.

The well will be cased and tested prior to being completed then tied-in as a producer on the M07-A platform. The program should take 14 days.

Following a temporary shutdown for annual maintenance at the L09-FF processing platform, production from the M07-A field has re-started at a contractually increased rate of 31.7 MMcf/d.

Cirrus expects this rate to be maintained into 1Q 2011 before natural decline of the Triassic reservoir sets in. Assuming tests from the current appraisal well prove positive, M07-07 should further extend the production plateau of the M07-A platform and facilities.

Cirrus’ President, David Taylor, said: “It should be noted that the Jurassic reservoir encountered in M07-07 is a separate pool from the developed Triassic reservoir with the significant benefit of sharing the same existing production and export infrastructure.”



07/26/2010

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