Major tick for E&P operations in the #West of Shetlands
PRIVATELY-owned UK company Hurricane Exploration has found condensate and light oil in a re-entry of its 100%-owned basement Whirlwind explor-ation well in the UK West of Shetland area. Reported Upstream Online
Chief executive Robert Trice said: “The discovery of light oil-condensate at Whirlwind is extremely good news as it is located in close proximity to our Lancaster basement discovery and further reinforces Hurricane’s presence in the West of Shetland.”
However, he added the true significance of Whirlwind will have to wait until further evaluation of the data is completed followed by appraisal drilling.
Hurricane said it completed testing operations on the 205/21a-5 well and that it would be suspended for future use.
A statement said: “The revised testing resulted in the recovery to surface of light volatile oil-gas condensate.
“Drilling fluid losses and the recovery of hydrocarbons to surface indicate that the reservoir penetrated by the well is permeable and downhole pressure testing confirms the overpressured nature of the fractured reservoir.” Full article available here
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