Endeavour Says Turnberry Well Non-Commercial

Endeavour International says that it has completed the drilling of its first well on Block 31/26b in the Central Graben of the North Sea. The Turnberry 31/26b-17 is being plugged and abandoned after reaching total depth with a non-commercial show of hydrocarbons.

"We logged oil pay in the Tor Formation, a Cretaceous chalk above the targeted Jurassic horizon," said John N. Seitz, co-chief executive officer. "Although sandstone was encountered, it was below the oil water contact seen in the nearby Flora Field. We deepened the well to reach the Carbonferous sandstones from which that field produces; however, these sands did not contain hydrocarbons."

Endeavour will now begin drilling the Turriff prospect in the same block to test a separate play in a Jurassic Fulmar sandstone objective with a shallower secondary prospect, Tulliallan, aimed at a Cretaceous target. A single well will test both prospects.

Endeavour operated the Turnberry well with a 40 percent interest. Endeavour holds a 60 percent interest in the Turriff and Tulliallan prospects.

Company: Endeavour International Corporation more info
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