Independent Oil and Gas plc confirmed Wednesday that it expects to drill an appraisal well on the Skipper oil discovery in the second half of July.
The vertical well will be drilled to 5,600 feet with the primary objective of retrieving good quality reservoir condition oil samples, in order to optimize the Skipper field development plan. The well will also drill two mapped reservoir structures beneath the Skipper oil field in the Lower Dornoch and Maureen formations.
Transocean’s Sedco 704 (midwater semisub) drilling rig will spud the well, which lies in Block 9/21a in license P1609 in the Northern North Sea. The well is expected to take approximately 22 days to drill.
“We are very excited to be drilling in the North Sea at this time and look forward to progressing straight to the Skipper Field Development planning thereafter,” he added.
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