British North Sea target of new drilling plans

20 Jun 2017   United Kingdom

New drilling planned for the British waters of the North Sea by early 2018. The focus area is in a region targeted for development by British energy company BP. Photo courtesy of BP June 19 (UPI) — New drilling off the coast of Britain will start in April to appraise prospects west of the Shetland Islands, a drilling company said. The company, North Atlantic Drilling Ltd., said it was awarded a contract with Siccar Point Energy, an exploration and production company, to examine the waters west of Sheltand. “The contract will commence on April 1st when Siccar Point Energy will drill and test an appraisal well on the Cambo discovery with the data being used to refine the development project requirements,” the drilling company stated. “The minimum backlog for the contract is estimated at $7 million.” Siccar Point took control over the Cambo reservoir when it acquired a regional […]

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