ABERDEEN, UK – The drillship Stena Carron has begun a deepwater well for BP west of Shetland on the North Uist prospect.
According to partner Faroe Petroleum, the structure, in blocks 213/20b, 214/16b, and 213/25c, is near Chevron’s Rosebank oil discovery and Hess’ Cambo on the Corona Ridge on the Atlantic margin.
There are several reservoir objectives, the main one being North Uist at the Upper Jurassic level. At a shallower level, the well will also test the edge of the Cardhu prospect where Faroe says sandstones of Paleocene age may be present.
Other partners in the well are CIECO Exploration and Production (UK), Idemitsu Petroleum UK, and Nexen Petroleum U.K.