Hurricane Completes Testing of Lancaster Pilot Well
Hurricane Energy has completed the testing and logging phase of the 205/21a-7 well, the ‘Pilot well’, and operations are now progressing to permanently abandon the well reservoir section prior to side-tracking the top-hole to form the the ‘Horizontal well’.
Preliminary third party analysis from the Pilot well indicates a hydrocarbon column of at least 620 meters is present within the basement extending well below structural closure confirming Hurricane’s reservoir model for the Lancaster field, located West of Shetland.
Wireline and well test data indicates that there are no pressure barriers detected in the reservoir.
DST testing of the basement reservoir yielded a maximum, natural flow rate of 6,600 bopd and a maximum flow rate of 11,000 bopd (artificial lift with an electrical submersible pump) of good quality 38 API oil with no formation water produced.
According to Hurricane, the next stage of operations involves drilling of the Horizontal well.
This is designed to provide a second future production well and additional information to help optimally plan the Lancaster field development, the company explained
Dr Robert Trice, Hurricane’s CEO, said: “I am delighted that the Pilot well has confirmed a significant oil column deeper than the 2C case set out in the company’s CPR. Our initial assessment of the well results, which are subject to refinement of the provisional data, suggest that the Lancaster field is likely to be significantly greater than the 200mm bbls 2C case.”