Hurricane Energy’s horizontal sidetrack well has “reinforced” the firm’s commitment to the Lancaster discovery, according to the chief executive.
The operator, which focuses on UKCS development, today reported the well achieved a sustainable flow rate using an Electrical Submersible Pump of 14,500 stock tank barrels of oil per day with no produced formation water.
This figure was achieved even with test equipment constraining the flow rate, according to the firm.
Robert Trice, Hurricane chief executive, said: “We are highly encouraged by this flow rate which reinforces our reservoir model and further demonstrates the production potential of the Lancaster field. I look forward to providing a further update once we complete our testing programme.”
The horizontal sidetrack well will be suspended for use as a future producer, providing a second production well ahead of the Early Production System (EPS) phase of development.
The Competent Person’s Report (CPR) undertaken by RPS in 2010 assigns 207 MMboe of 2C Contingent Resources to Lancaster and concludes that individual well flow rates up to 8000 bopd are achievable from the basement.
The image represents the approximate shape of the Lancaster discovery over London. The inner ring in red represents the depth from which the 1C Contingent Reource case is based, 62 million barrels.
The second ring in orange represents the 2C case for Lancaster at 207 million barrels.
The outer ring in green represents the 3C case, some 456 million barrels.