APPRAISAL WELL HIKES SKUA RESERVES ESTIMATE
Results from an appraisal well have boosted the reserves estimate for Skua oil field in Australia's Timor Sea. A BHP Petroleum Pty. Ltd. group earlier this year cut the field's reserves estimate after processing new 3-D seismic data (OGJ, Mar. 11, p. 46). The field is scheduled to start up in late December.