Drilling has started on the central North Sea Scotney exploration well, operated by Canadian independent Suncor.
The well is being drilled using the Awilco WilHunter rig.
Partners on Scotney are Trapoil, with 12.5%, Noreco, with 43.75%, First Oil and Gas with 15% and Suncor with the remaining 28.75%.
Scotney is mapped as a four-way dip closure at the Base Cretaceous Unconformity level with Late Jurassic Tweedsmuir sands as the reservoir objective and best estimate gross prospective resources for the entire prospect of around 57million barrels of oil equivalent (about 7.1mmboe net to Trapoil, unaudited estimate by Trapoil’s management).
The well will be drilled to an estimated target depth of 10,690ft measured depth below rotary table or 10,580ft true vertical depth subsea.
The Scotney well represents the continuation of Trapoil’s ongoing exploration programme, with drilling of the next well, on the Magnolia prospect, anticipated to commence shortly.