Providence Spuds Dunmore Appraisal Well in Celtic Sea

Providence Resources has commenced appraisal drilling operations on its Dunmore oil discovery in Standard Exploration Licence 2/07 in the North Celtic Sea Basin, offshore southern Ireland.

Using the Transocean semi submersible GSF Arctic II rig, drilling operations on the Dunmore appraisal well (50/6-4) commenced on Friday, September 5. It is anticipated that the drilling program will take up to 40 days, which includes a provision for a comprehensive wireline logging and testing program.
Tony O'Reilly, Chief Executive of Providence said, "We are extremely pleased to announce the commencement of drilling operations at Dunmore. This appraisal well is located up-dip from the original tested Jurassic discovery well and is designed to prove additional volumes in the Dunmore accumulation."

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