Noble Hansdurrig located above the Bryce platform. In the background is the Dajon Wind Farm. (File photo: IOG)
UK-based oil and gas company IOG has begun drilling its first development well in the Sutherk gas field in the North Sea of the United Kingdom.
The Noble Hansdur Jackup Rig was mobilized from repairs in Dundee on December 3, 2021 and was first jacked up on the Southwark Platform on December 9. After preparing for excavation, the first Southwark often erupted at 2100 on December 30th.
The first gas is scheduled for mid-2022 in Southwark after the planned installation of the 6km Saturn Bank pipeline extension to the Southwark platform in the first quarter of 2022.
The rig will then proceed to drill the north / central evaluation wells of Goddard and Kelham, and analysis of reservoirs and production data from Southwark development wells 1 and 2 will inform the optimal Southwark 3 well plan.
Andrew Hockey, The CEO of IOG said: “We are pleased to have completed the necessary spud can survey to overcome the technical problems of ROV equipment and successfully spud the first development in Southwark. 1 project.
Southwark Wells is a collaboration between IOG drilling, underground, underwater and HSE teams with leading drilling contractors Noble Corporation, Petrofac, Schlumberger, platform duty holder ODE Asset Management and partner CalEnergy Resources (UK) Limited. And are carefully planned. Integrate learning from the wells of Elgood and Blythe. We have a very clear focus on ensuring safe and efficient performance, with the success of First Gas from Southwark Field in mid-2022. “
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