WYTCH FARM OFFSHORE EXTENSION STARTS PRODUCTION

BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd. started up production at 15,000 b/d last week from the offshore extension of Wytch Farm oil field, Dorset, U.K. The 80 million bbl offshore Sherwood reservoir was targeted by the F18 extended reach well, drilled from an existing onshore drilling pad 2.4 miles away on Goathorn Peninsula. The F18 well reached a total measured depth of 14,860 ft. To encounter the reservoir at a true vertical depth of 4,900 ft, the drill bit had to be directed down, out, and then

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