Hurricane Spuds North Sea Halifax Well
UK-based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy plc announced Monday the spudding of well 205/23-A (aka the Halifax well) in the North Sea on January 15.
“This has already been a hugely successful drilling campaign for Hurricane and the Halifax well marks an exciting opportunity with which to close it,” Hurricane Chief Executive Robert Trice said.
“The prospect is also a logical conclusion to the drilling program as, following the success of the Lancaster pilot well, we believe that the oil column extends beyond the Lancaster block boundary and potentially up to the Halifax prospect,” he added.
Initial results for the Halifax well are expected towards the end of the first quarter.
Results from the recently drilled Lancaster pilot well (205/21a-7) indicate that the Lancaster oil accumulation is likely to extend beyond the Lancaster license boundary, Hurricane said in a company statement. The company believes that if mobile oil can be demonstrated outside of local structural closure by the Halifax well, then the Lancaster field could extend further north east along the Rona Ridge.
A previous well (205/23-2) drilled on the Halifax structure encountered oil and gas shows in sandstones immediately above the basement. In addition, Hurricane’s analysis of basement cuttings from the 205/23-2 well indicates the presence of oil, mitigating the oil charge risk to Halifax, Hurricane said.
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