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Nexen Inc. announced a discovery at its West Rochelle well on Block 15/26b in the UK North Sea, said Premier Oil PLC.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 28
– Nexen Inc. announced a discovery at its West Rochelle well on Block 15/26b in the UK North Sea, said Premier Oil PLC.

Nexen said the company “successfully confirmed gas and oil pay in an excellent quality reservoir and is sidetracking the well to further delineate the discovery.” West Rochelle is a potential tieback to Scott field, in which Premier Oil has a 21.83% interest.

The West Rochelle well has been drilled on Block 15/26b, in which Premier holds 50% interest. The drillsite is adjacent to the boundary with 15/26c. Premier farmed in to 15/26c, acquiring a 25% interest immediately prior to drilling this well.

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