Dana Petroleum finds oil offshore northeast Scotland

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKDana Petroleum has discovered oil with an exploration well in the Outer Moray Firth in the UK central North Sea.

The semisubmersible Ocean Nomad drilled well 13/23d-8 on the Liberator prospect in license P1987, encountering hydrocarbons in a lower Cretaceous Captain sandstone reservoir.

Evaluation will follow to determine oil volume and to design an appraisal program for the field which is close to offshore infrastructure.

Ocean Nomad will relocate to the UK northern North Sea for development drilling on Dana’s Western Isles project.


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