Hurricane Completes Drilling on Lancaster Appraisal Well

UK-focused junior explorer Hurricane Energy reported Monday that it has completed the drilling phase on its operation to drill and test a horizontal appraisal well on its Lancaster discovery in the North Sea, West of Shetland.

Hurricane said the well has been drilled to plan and that a one-kilometer (0.6-mile) horizontal section through the basement reservoir is now being prepared for testing.

Hurricane CEO Dr Robert Trice commented in a company statement:

"I am pleased to report that Hurricane has successfully completed its drilling phase of the reservoir section. The planned operation has gone well and we have succeeded in drilling the one kilometre horizontal section in the fractured basement structure. I am extremely encouraged by the data so far acquired as it indicates that the target fault zones are present and that the encountered section is fractured and oil bearing. Operations have now switched focus to the preparation for the well testing phase of this operation."

The well was drilled by the Transocean Sedco 712 (mid-water semisub) rig.


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