Second Falklands well under way

The Diamond Offshore semisub Ocean Guardian has started drilling the Sea Lion prospect in the North Falkland basin license PL032 for operator Rockhopper Exploration.

Offshore staff


PORT STANLEY -- The Diamond Offshore semisub Ocean Guardian has started drilling the Sea Lion prospect in the North Falkland basin license PL032 for operator Rockhopper Exploration.

Well 14/10-B is being drilled to an estimated target depth of around 2,700 m (8,858 ft). Rockhopper expects the program to take 34 days to complete.

This is the second in a series of wells to be drilled by the rig in the North and South Falklands basins. The first well delivered a gas discovery of questionable size on the Liz structure for Desire Petroleum.

Rockhopper says it also intends to take the rig’s fourth slot to drill its Ernest prospect.

4/16/2010

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