Technical problems slow progress on latest Falklands well

Offshore staff

LONDON – Equipment and operational issues have delayed completion of the Humpback exploration well south of the Falklands, according to partner Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd (FOGL).

The well, spudded on June 13 on license PL012, was designed to test multiple stacked reservoirs within the Cretaceous Diomedea fan complex.

Following the delays, the duration of the program will likely be extended from 65 to 100 days, with the result now due in September.

FOGL expects a proportion of the additional costs to be borne by operator Noble Energy under a commercial arrangement that is currently being negotiated.



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