Dana Petroleum PLC has started production from the Van Ghent well in Phase 1 of its Medway development project in the Netherlands North Sea.
The Van Ghent well, producing through the Dana-operated De Ruyter platform on Block P11b 60 km northwest of The Hague, is the first trilateral penetration in the Dutch offshore and for Dana.
It is expected to average 2,000 b/d of oil equivalent net to Dana’s 50% interest in 2012. A further 2,000 boe/d is expected to come on stream from the Van Nes well in April 2012. EBN BV, Utrecht, holds the other 50% interest.
The Medway project Dana’s number of producing fields to 47 internationally and marks a positive start to 2012 for the Dana-Korea National Oil Corp. partnership, Dana said.