Eni delays Dunquin South work (Ireland)

Eni, the operator of the Frontier Exploration Licence (“FEL”) 3/04 located in the southern Porcupine Basin offshore Ireland, has postponed a well site survey over the Dunquin South prospect.

The piece of news of the delay was shared by Providence Resources, a partner in the project.

“The FEL 3/04 Partners have elected to defer the acquisition of the planned 2019 Dunquin South exploration well site survey, which formed part of the previously approved FEL 3/04 2019 Work Programme & Budget. Further updates on the revised scheduling of the well site survey will be provided as and when appropriate,” Providence said.

The license contains the undrilled Lower Cretaceous “Dunquin South” carbonate exploration prospect as well as the adjacent “Dunquin North” carbonate build-up, which hosts a residual oil column.

As reported in November, the partners had approved the budget for the well site survey, which is a condition for drilling an exploration well Dunquin South Prospect.

Providence has described the Dunquin South as a “high-impact exploration prospect.”

The offshore block containing the prospect is located 200 km off the south-west coast of Ireland in a water depth of  1,500 meters.

FEL 3/04 is operated by Eni Ireland BV (36.913%) on behalf of its partners, Repsol Exploracion Irlanda SA (33.557%), Providence Resources P.l.c. (26.846%) and Sosina Exploration Limited (2.684%).

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