LONDON – Serica Energy expects to participate in an exploration well in 2017 on the high-pressure/high-temperature Rowallan prospect in the UK central North Sea.
Operator Eni will likely commission a site survey next year in block 22/19c and begin procuring long lead drilling equipment.
In the East Irish Sea off northwest England, Serica and its partners in block 113/27c also aim to drill the Doyle gas prospect.
Offshore Ireland and Namibia, the company is working with third parties to step up exploration on its frontier acreage. This includes an oil discovery in the Slyne trough offshore western Ireland.
The company has secured extensions to its license in Ireland’s offshore Rockall basin (FEL 1/09) to July 2017 and to its Namibian license in the Luderitz basin to December 2016.
This will give Serica more time to find farm-in partners to take advantage of current low rig rates for a planned drilling program.
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