GDF SUEZ: New oil discovery in North Sea (UK)

GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and its co-venturers announced a new discovery in the UK Central North Sea.

The 22/16-6 well on the Dalziel structure flowed at rates in excess of 8,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. According to GDF SUEZ, the well is now being side-tracked to appraise the extent of this discovery. Block 22/16 is part of GDF SUEZ operated Licence P.1799.

Ruud Zoon, Managing Director of GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd said: “This is another encouraging discovery by GDF SUEZ following on from a successful exploration campaign in 2014. It demonstrates a continuing commitment by GDF SUEZ to an active exploration, appraisal and development drilling programme on the UK Continental Shelf.”

The well was drilled by GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd as operator, with the Transocean Galaxy II jack-up rig.

Co-venturers are GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd (30%), RWE DEA UK SNS Ltd (25%), JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Limited (25%) and Total E&P UK Limited (20%).