ABERDEEN, UK --Nexen Petroleum (UK) will plug and abandon its latest exploration well in the UK North Sea, after failing to find hydrocarbons. Well 15/13b-8, drilled by the semisubmersible Borgsten Dolphin, was targeting a Balmoral sandstone reservoir.
Nexen's partner Granby plans to participate in further wells in the UK sector this year and next, mainly on its 22nd and 23rd licensing round acreage. Its current focus is on acquiring new high resolution 2D seismic over the Globe and Roebuck prospects in block 9/22, Anglesey in block 14/14b, and over the Dove and Skylark prospects in its newly awarded 24th round block 16/11.
Additionally, the company will be involved in seismic reprocessing projects aimed at de-risking numerous promising drilling prospects, notably Whalebone in block 47/18 and Oakleigh in 16/3f.