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.