Nautical Captures Kraken
Nautical Petroleum has hit pay in the Kraken 9/02b-5 pilot well in the UKCS North Sea Block 9/2b. The well encountered oil in the Heimdal III sandstone interval.
Drilled by the WilHunter semisub,the pilot well reached a total depth of 4,785 feet (1,458 meters) measured depth, with the top of the targeted Heimdal III reservoir encountered at 4,168 feet (1,270 meters) MD. The overall sand interval has a gross thickness of 145 feet (44 meters).
Nautical stated that the well has exceeded pre-drill expectations, with a thicker net oil pay than expected. Preliminary log evaluation indicates a calculated net oil pay of 94 feet (29 meters) TVT, with an average porosity of 38% and an average oil saturation of 78%. Furthermore, the operator did not encounter an oil water contact at this location. Once drilling operations are complete at 9/02b-5, the operator will commence drilling of a horizontal sidetrack. Drilling should take up to 40 days.
Krakan spans Blocks 9/2b and 9/1a in the UK sector of the North Sea. Nautical holds a 50% operating interest in Block 9/2b.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.