Providence to start gas flow from High Island A2

Providence Resources PLC expects to start natural gas production from the lowest reservoir level in its A2 well at High Island A268 in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of August.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Aug. 9 -- Providence Resources PLC expects to start natural gas production from the lowest reservoir level in its A2 well at High Island A268 in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of August. The well was drilled to a deviated 6,863 ft TVD, targeting potential gas accumulations.

Predrill gross recoverable volumes from the block range 3.5-5.8 bcf of gas.

The well encountered two high-quality gas-bearing sands in A2, assessed in an analysis of the well log and sidewall core data. Providence said its predrill expectations were met in the combined net gas pay. The well was drilled from the newly installed High Island A268 "A" platform using the Todco 250 jack up drilling unit. Providence said the A2 well TD bottomhole location is about 1 mile east of the A1 well discovery.

This production will compliment gas from A1, announced in January, from which production will start in mid-September. The A2 discovery further underpins the economic justification for the project, which had been sanctioned with gas from the A1 well alone. After completion of A2, the Todco 250 jack up will move back to the A1 well to complete operations.

The partners are completing operations on the production liner across the reservoir intervals.

A production platform, with the capability to process the gas and export it via nearby existing infrastructure, has been successfully installed on High Island A268 to process gas from the A1 well.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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