Serica Energy discovers oil off Ireland

Serica Energy PLC reports the Bandon exploration well in license FEL 1/06 in the Slyne basin off western Ireland encountered oil.

Eric Watkins
OGJ Oil Diplomacy Editor

LOS ANGELES, June 12 -- Serica Energy PLC reports the Bandon exploration well in license FEL 1/06 in the Slyne basin off western Ireland encountered oil.

“A sidetrack was drilled to acquire additional data and samples,” said Serica of London. “The volume of oil in place cannot yet be estimated with certainty as considerable technical work remains to be done.”

Serica said the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible drilling rig spudded well 27/4-1 on May 11 and drilled to 6,233 ft TD through the Jurassic and Sherwood intervals.

Plans are to “carry out a remapping exercise using the 3D seismic data to evaluate further the prospectivity of license FEL 1/06 as well as the potential of the three remaining Sherwood sand gas prospects in the license.”

Serica operates and holds 50% interest in Irish Petroleum Exploration License FEL 1/06, containing Blocks 27/4, 27/5(part) and 27/9. RWE Dea AG holds 50% interest.

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