BG hits gas at Rose prospect in southern North Sea

BG Group PLC has a gas discovery on Block 47/15b in the southern North Sea. The Rose R2 is in the Leman sand play fairway 55 km east of the Easington Terminal and 8 km northeast of Amethyst field. The well flowed 30 MMscfd of gas and 90 b/d of condensate on a 68/64-in. choke during testing.


By the OGJ Online Staff

LONDON, July 13 -- BG Group PLC has a gas discovery on Block 47/15b in the southern North Sea.

The find, called Rose R2, is in the Leman sand play fairway 55 km east of the Easington Terminal and 8 km northeast of Amethyst field.

The operator said the well flowed at a maximum sand-free rate of 30 MMscfd of gas and 90 b/d of condensate on a 68/64-in. choke during testing, noting that these rates were constrained by the limits of the testing equipment.

BG said further studies were needed to "fully evaluate" the discovery.

In 1998, BG drilled the first well on the block to test the Rose East prospect with deviated well 47/10-6, which flowed gas at 27.3 MMscfd.

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