Centrica Energy confirmed it has made a new gas discovery in the Southern North Sea.
The find comes after tests on its Pegasus West discovery yielded a sustained flow rate of more than 90million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
Colette Cohen, senior vice president for the UK and the Netherlands, said: “As we continue to find and secure gas supplies for the UK, new discoveries like Pegasus prove there are many years left in the North Sea oil and gas industry and we are determined to play our part in maximising the region’s potential.”
The Paragon 391 jack-up rig drilled the well, which will now be suspended as the firm evaluates its latest intake of data.
Centrica Energy has a 55% operated interest in Pegasus, which includes the Pegasus North well drilled in 2011, along with partners Third Energy (35%) and Atlantic Petroleum (10%).