Rathlin: UK appraisal results ‘encouraging’

Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd., Beverley, UK, is assessing initial results it calls “encouraging” in an appraisal well drilled to assess a natural gas discovery in Humberside, England.

Jun 19th, 2019

Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd., Beverley, UK, is assessing initial results it calls “encouraging” in an appraisal well drilled to assess a natural gas discovery in Humberside, England.

Rathlin drilled the West Newton A-2 appraisal well to 2,061 m on PEDL 183 near Hull. It cut 28 m of core and ran wireline logs in the Permian Kirkham Abbey formation.

A look-through partner, Reabold Resources PLC, London, said a deeper target, the Permian Cadeby formation, yielded hydrocarbon shows and an oil-saturated core.

Reabold said the well encountered a net 65-m hydrocarbon-saturated interval in Kirkham Abbey, “indicating a substantial hydrocarbon accumulation, including a significant liquids component.”

Reabold said production casing has been run in the well, drilled to appraise Rathlin’s West Newton A-1 gas discovery drilled in 2014. It said testing of the A-2 well is expected to begin in the third quarter of the year.

Rathlin, in which Reabold holds a 36% interest, holds a 66.67% interest in the license. Union Jack PLC and Humber Oil & Gas hold 16.665% interests each.

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