Source: EnCore Oil
EnCore Oil commenced drilling operations on the Catcher exploration well 28/9-a in Central North Sea block 28/9.
The EnCore-operated well is being drilled using the Transocean Galaxy II heavy duty jackup rig and is being managed by Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI), a turnkey drilling services provider with over 30 years' experience. The well is expected to take approximately 15 - 20 days to reach total depth, subject to weather and operational requirements.
The main objective of the well is to establish if hydrocarbons are present in a Paleocene age reservoir at an estimated depth of 4,400 feet.
Partners on the license are EnCore (15 percent, Operator), Premier Oil (35 percent), Wintershall (UK North Sea) Limited (20 percent), Nautical Petroleum (15 percent) and Agora Oil & Gas (15 percent).