Xcite Energy books jackup, hires AMEC for Bentley field

Xcite Energy, a developer of heavy oil assets in the UK North Sea, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged a letter of intent with Applied Drilling Technology International, the well management arm of Transocean Drilling U.K. Limited, for the provision of a heavy duty, deep water jackup drilling rig to undertake the drilling and testing of the 9/3b-R well on the Company's Bentley field

Further details are expected to be announced after the contract is completed, which is subject to various approvals, including Xcite Energy board approval, available funding and regulatory approvals.
 
ADTI has also joined the Bentley Alliance, the management and operational structure created by Xcite Energy as the vehicle to direct the Bentley field to full field development. The addition of the ADTI technical expertise and project management skills is expected to greatly assist Xcite Energy in moving the Bentley field towards production. 

Xcite Hires AMEC to Consult on Bentley Well 

Additionally, Xcite has signed an agreement with AMEC for it to assist Xcite Energy demonstrate the reserves potential of the Bentley field and help bring it into production. 

AMEC will advise on the upcoming Bentley 9/3b-R horizontal test well and then provide technical expertise, engineering and project management skills for the planned Early Production System for the Bentley field and the full field development solution in due course. 

The services to be provided will include integrated project management, engineering, facilities design, planning and programming, supply chain management and operational support.



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