Falklands focus shifts to Ninky

Offshore staff

PORT STANLEY, Falkland Islands -- Diamond Offshore’s semisub Ocean Guardian has spudded Desire Petroleum latest exploratory well in the North Falkland basin, targeting the Ninky prospect.

Ninky is a combined structural dip and stratigraphic pinch-out trap with multiple reservoir targets within the Barremian source rock interval.

Well 14/15-3 has a planned TD of around 2,620 m (8,596 ft). Drilling operations should last 30 days.

03/29/2011

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