Hurricane wraps up Lancaster well tests, prepares to drill Lincoln

Offshore staff

GODALMING, UKHurricane Energy says tests have been completed on its 205 21a-7Z horizontal side track well on the Lancaster oil field west of Shetland.

The well will now be suspended as a future second producer, ahead of the early production system (EPS) development phase.

Productivity from the 1-km side track was consistent with results from the 205 21a-6 horizontal well, drilled on the field in 2014.

Testing recorded a sustainable stable flow rate under natural conditions of 6,520 stock tank b/d of oil, and a flow rate using an electrical submersible pump (ESP) of up to 14,500 b/d, resulting in a productivity index of 147 b/d per square inch.

In both cases, flow was constrained by the test equipment. No formation water was produced during the testing operations.

Following the removal of the wear bushing from the 205-21a-6 well, Hurricane now anticipates spudding of a well on the Lincoln prospect in the same area.

Dr. Robert Trice, Hurricane’s CEO, said: “We are very encouraged by these excellent test results which support the company’s plans for a Lancaster field development and demonstrate that we now have two highly productive horizontal wells which we will use in our EPS.

“We will now be progressing a new competent person’s report (CPR) which will incorporate data gathered from this year’s drilling campaign. The CPR publication date is targeted for 1H 2017 to coincide with approval of the company’s field development plan for the Lancaster EPS.”


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