Aberdeen-based oil and gas firm Dana Petroleum said today that drilling on its Platypus gas discovery had shown “strong results”.
The appraisal well, drilled by the Ensco 80 jack-up drilling rig in the southern North Sea, flowed at a rate of 27million cu ft per day.
The horizontal well will now be suspended for future use as a production well, said Dana.
It holds a 59% operated interest in the Platypus well alongside Parkmead Group, with 15%, First Oil Expro with 11% and CalEnergy Gas with 15%.
Parkmead, run by former Dana boss Tom Cross, said it was the first well it has participated in in the North Sea since starting up.
The Dana-operated Platypus gas accumulation is located in Block 48/1a in the UK southern North Sea.
It was discovered in 2010 when the Dana-operated 48/1a-5 well encountered a gas-bearing lower Leman sandstone reservoir.