Antrim to drill three wells in UK North Sea

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 14 -- Antrim Energy Inc. has secured the services of AGR Peak Well Management of Aberdeen and a drilling rig to facilitate its plans to drill three wells this year in the UK North Sea.

The well sites are about 2 miles southwest of Antrim's 2006 East Causeway discovery, which tested at a combined flow rate of 14,500 b/d of light oil with no water.

Transocean Inc.'s Prospect semisubmersible will drill all the wells, with the first well on schedule to spud the week of May 20, Antrim said. This well is projected to an estimated depth of 11,500 ft and is intended to appraise each of the Jurassic Tarbert, Ness, and Etive sandstones.

The three-well program also will assist in the evaluation of tie-in options for production to nearby facilities.

Meanwhile in Fyne and Dandy oil fields on UK Continental Shelf Block 21/28a, Antrim is acquiring about 70 sq km of 3D seismic data, which is expected to establish an optimum location for development drilling, slated to begin in early 2008.

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