By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 26 -- Oilexco Inc., London, reported an oil discovery with the initial well of its 100% owned drilling program in the UK North Sea .
During an 18 hr test period, the 15/25b-6 well (in Brenda field) flowed 2,980 b/d of 40° gravity oil on test through a 40/64-in. choke under stable flowing conditions. The oil flowed at 458 psi from 56 ft of perforations. Associated natural gas flowed at an average rate of 600 Mcfd throughout the test, but no water or sand was produced.
The well was suspended for future reentry as a production well, and Transocean Offshore Inc.'s J.W. McLean semisubmersible, which drilled the well, moved 4 km northwest to commence drilling the Sheryl prospect, the second well of Oilexco's drilling program.
The J.W. McLean also will drill an appraisal well 1.1 km southwest of the Brenda 15/25b-6 well. Ultimate potential production rates for Brenda will be forecast after full appraisal has been completed.