A new water injection well has been drilled to boost production from Ithaca’s Cook field in the North Sea.
Partner Hibiscus Petroleum has announced that a 13,000 ft well was drilled last Thursday at Cook, which has produced more than 60million barrels of oil equivalent since it began in 2000.
Pressure at the field has since declined and the water injection project is designed to re-pressurise the reservoir.
Once completed, a new subsea pipeline will be installed in the second half of this year, linked to the Anasuria floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
In 2017, Hibiscus estimated it would receive an additional 3.2million barrels of oil from its 19.3% stake in the field as a result of the injection project.
Cook is operated by Ithaca with a 61.4% stake, with partners Anasuria Hibiscus (19.3%) and Ping Petroleum (19.3%).
It is one of four fields as part of the Ansuria Cluster in the Central North Sea.