Production from Jacky steadily increasing

Production from the Jacky field is now flowing at rates in excess of 11,000 b/d of oil, according to Ithaca Energy.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- Production from the Jacky field is now flowing at rates in excess of 11,000 b/d of oil, according to Ithaca Energy.

On April 6, the Jacky production well started flowing without artificial lift at gross rates of around 8,800 b/d of oil. On May 20, the company activated the downhole pump, immediately boosting the flow from the reservoir. Optimization of pump performance has resulted in progressive production rate improvement and now daily rates are in excess of 11,000 b/d of oil, the company says. Daily rates continue to increase.

Average production for the month of June was approximately 9,300 b/d of oil. During June, combined rates from the Jacky and Beatrice fields producing to the Nigg oil terminal were in excess of 10,900 b/d of oil.

The Jacky field has continued to produce ‘dry’ oil increasing confidence in the likely ultimate production volume, the company says. Ithaca is currently proposing to drill a water injection well in the third quarter to support and maintain production levels through 2010 and beyond. A drilling rig has been identified for this work.

07/22/2009

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