ABERDEEN, UK -- Development drilling is set to resume on the Thistle field in the UK northern North Sea after a gap of more than 20 years.
This follows completion of a $170-million program to refurbish the platform and its facilities, which included reactivation of the drilling rig and installation of a new top drive.
Operator Lundin Petroleum has identified numerous new drilling and workover prospects following interpretation of a 3D seismic acquisition campaign in 2008. These, it hopes, will extend the ultimate recoverable reserves from Thistle and its satellite field Deveron.
President and CEO Ashley Heppenstall said: “We are now embarking on a new drilling program which will last for a number of years and materially increase Thistle production.”
Thistle ready for new development phase
Development drilling is set to resume on the Thistle field in the UK northern North Sea after a gap of more than 20 years.