Ensco 100 spuds Niobe offshore Scotland

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – Drilling has started on the Niobe exploration well in UK license P1889 in the Outer Moray Firth, off northeast Scotland.

The license is in blocks 12/26b and 12/27, close to the Beatrice oil field. The jackup Ensco 100 is drilling the well, the main target being a stratigraphic pinch-out trap in late Jurassic sands 940 m (3,084 ft) below mean sea level.

Drilling time to target depth is estimated at 31 days.

Noreco, a partner in the Suncor-operated well, says the prospect could hold reserves in the 7-157 MMboe range.


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


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...