Parkmead eyes Scott link for Perth, Dolphin

Parkmead Group PLC is exploring a new development strategy for Perth and Dolphin oil fields in the Moray Firth area of the Central UK North Sea after expanding its interests to 100%. The company has signed an agreement with Nexen Petroleum to conduct a detailed engineering study of a potential tie-back of its Greater Perth Area project to the Scott platform operated by Nexen 10 km southeast.

Parkmead Group PLC, Aberdeen, is exploring a new development strategy for Perth and Dolphin oil fields in the Moray Firth area of the Central UK North Sea after expanding its interests to 100%.

The company has signed an agreement with Nexen Petroleum to conduct a detailed engineering study of a potential tie-back of its Greater Perth Area project to the Scott platform operated by Nexen 10 km southeast.

Parkmead also has commissioned a reservoir study by AGR Tracs International to evaluate the potential for fracture stimulation. Perth has a gross oil column of 2,000 ft in Upper Jurassic Claymore sandstone.

During well tests, Perth and Dolphin have produced 32°-38° gravity oil at rates as high as 6,000 b/d.

At Perth, Parkmead says, the Claymore sandstone forms a structural-stratigraphic trap onlapping the Tartan Ridge to the north with a southward-thickening and dipping sandstone wedge. Pay sands were deposited as deepwater turbidites sourced from the Halibut Horst with a minor contribution from the Tartan Ridge.

The 39.95% Perth and Dolphin interests Parkmead has acquired originally were held by Faero Petroleum PLC, Aberdeen.

According to UK Oil and Gas Authority records, Perth’s original development scheme involved a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel handling production from as many as five subsea wells flowing through a dedicated manifold, supported by two water injection wells.

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