Trinity secures rigs for wells offshore Trinidad

Offshore staff

LONDONTrinity plans to spud two exploration wells this fall offshore Trinidad.

One will be on the El Dorado prospect in shallow water off the west coast in the PCB acreage where Trinity has a 70% interest. The WS-152 mat-supported jackup will drill the well on an undrilled fault block on the west flank of the producing Brighton field, also operated by Trinity.

The well is to be drilled vertically to a TD of 6,138 ft (1,871 m) targeting stacked pay in three main horizons, with a further three secondary objectives.

Trinity estimates prospective resources in El Dorado to be 13.4 MMbbl based on primary recovery only. The company is investigating use of waterflood to double the resource potential.

The Gorilla III jackup will drill the GAL-25 prospect on the Galeota license (Trinity 65%) targeting a northeast extension of the producing Trintes field, again operated by Trinity.

This well will be drilled vertically to a TD of 6,500 ft (1,981 m) to test nine stacked reservoir sands. The three primary reservoirs targeted are the M, N, and O sands – all said to be high-quality sandstones offering potential for high recovery factors.

The GAL-25 well targets 31.9 MMbbl of potential reserves.

Monty Pemberton, CEO of Trinity, said: “These exploration prospects are close to Trinity-operated producing infrastructure and as such, can be brought onto production rapidly once successful. In addition the availability of rig options creates operational flexibility to drill additional wells during 2014.”


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