Xcite spuds pre-development well on Bentley heavy oil field in the UK North Sea

Source: Xcite Energy

Xcite Energy (LON:XEL) reported that the Ocean Nomad semisubmersible drilling rig has arrived on location of the 9/3b-R well on the Bentley heavy oil field, and the 65-day well program has commenced. 

In addition, Xcite has contracted with Knutsen OAS (UK) Limited to provide an offtake tanker to store well products from the intended well test. 

Xcite is the 100-percent owner and operator of Block 9/3b and the Bentley field. The Bentley field is located on Block 9/3b in the UK Continental Shelf of the North Sea. 

This is a pre-development well prior to progressing to field development. This pre-development well will narrow the range of potential performance of the Bentley field and thereby further enable detailed field development planning.A phased development is planned, with the initial stage being an Early Production Scheme (EPS) delivering first oil by end of 2011.



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