Aberdeen-based oil and gas explorer Sterling Resources said today it had seen a “good start” to production testing on the southern North Sea Breagh development.
Three production wells have started, with drilling to start on a fourth and a fifth is then due on stream in early May next year, it said.
Total production on the RWE Dea UK-operated development is then expected to be about 150million standard cubic feet per day.
“Attainment of expected capacity from the first three wells is a good start for the Breagh development,” said John Rapach, Sterling’s chief operating officer.
“The newly-drilled A3 well is the biggest producer to date with a production capacity of circa 58 mmscfd at initial production conditions.
“The other two producers, A1 and A2 (redrills of the 42/13-3 and 42/13-5Z wells) tested at maximum rates of 16 mmscfd and 18 mmscfd respectively.
“We are evaluating the initial performance of all of these wells, as this early completion experience will be used to refine and possibly improve the performance of subsequent wells.”