Production begins from Jacky; Beatrice Bravo restarted

Oil production has begun from the Jacky field and restarted from the Beatrice Bravo facility, according to Ithaca Energy Inc.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- Oil production has begun from the Jacky field and restarted from the Beatrice Bravo facility, according to Ithaca Energy Inc.

Initial production rates from the Jacky well and the Bravo facility are in line with expectations, the company says. It is anticipated that Jacky and Beatrice production will average approximately 10,000 b/d of oil gross during the course of the year.

Evaluation of Jacky field performance will lead to a decision on drilling a further well or wells, the company says. An independent evaluation of reserves by Sproule assigns gross proven and probable reserves of 5.1 MMbbl to the field.

As part of the same field development activity, Ithaca has re-started production from the Bravo facility within the Beatrice field. The platform was shut in by the previous field owners, approximately two years ago due to pipeline integrity issues. Ithaca has replaced the pipeline and installed a water injection pipeline to improve oil recovery from the northern end of the Beatrice field.

04/06/2009

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