ABERDEEN, UK –Drilling has started two months ahead of schedule on the Western Isles project. The Ocean Nomadhas started on the nine-well development project.
Western Isles is a $1.6-billion development of two oil fields, Harris and Barra, found 160- km (99 mi) east of the Shetlands and 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Tern field, says Dana Petroleum.
When onstream in 2015, production is expected to be more than 40,000 boe/d.
Partners are Dana as operator with 77% and Cieco with 23%.