EnCore Spuds Burgman Well in North Sea

EnCore Oil has spud the Burgman exploration well 28/9-4 in the UK sector of the North Sea. The well is being drilled by Transocean's GSF Galaxy II jackup. The main objectives of the well are to establish if hydrocarbons are present in the Tay and Cromarty sands. It will also drill a deeper, high-risk, Jurassic-aged Fulmar sand target. Drilling should take about 25 days, subject to weather and operational requirements. Block 28/9 is operated by EnCore Oil, holding a 15% interest; Premier Oil holds 35%; Wintershall holds 20%; Nautical Petroleum holds 15%; and Agora Oil & Gas holds 15%.

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