First Sea Lion Appraisal Well Commences Drilling
Rockhopper spudded appraisal well 14/10-4 on Feb. 19, 2011. 14/10-4 is the first appraisal well drilled on the Sea Lion feature situated on Production License 032, stated the operator; and it is designed to investigate reservoir and hydrocarbon columns downdip of the Sea Lion 14/10-2 discovery well. The well should reach a targeted depth of 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) to investigate the possibility of deeper sands than those encountered in the discovery well. Exploratory drilling should take about 38 days.SubseaIQ provides focused, in-depth coverage of offshore field development activities around the world, with daily updates on hundreds of offshore fields and facilities. Click here to sign up for the free weekly email newsletter.
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