Ireland: Cairn to operate Porcupine basin well in 2014

Ireland’s energy minister has approved Cairn Energy PLC’s farm-in as operator of two licenses and one license option offshore west of Ireland, where drilling is to start in 2014.

Working interests are Cairn 38%, Providence Resources PLC 32%, Chrysaor 26%, and Sosina Exploration Ltd. 4%.

Cairn has let a contract to use the Blackford Dolphin semisubmersible to spud the Spanish Point appraisal well in FEL 2/04 in the Porcupine basin Quad 35 area in second-quarter 2014, subject to approvals.

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