Whirlwind drilling resumes west of Shetland

Offshore staff

GODALMING, UKHurricane Exploration has re-entered the suspended Whirlwind exploration well west of Shetland, using the semisub WilPhoenix.

Well 201/21a-5 was first drilled last fall, with oil shows in the drill cuttings and side wall cores, but weather constraints prevented testing at the time.

AGR Petroleum Services is providing well management for the new program. This aims to establish whether the reservoir has commercial flow, and to characterize the reservoir fluid type.

A drillstem test will be run, testing the limestone and basement interval, and a production logging tool will be deployed to identify zones of fluid ingress into the wellbore.

Testing should take around 40 days to complete.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...