Apache Corp. has announced that it has found previously untapped reserves via an extension well, which is showing the highest production rates of any well drilled in the Beryl field since 2001.
The extension well has thus far reached production rates of 11 625 bpd of oil and 13 million ft3/day of natural gas.
The regional vice president and managing director of Apache North Sea said, “We’re very excited about this well because we’ve found virgin reservoir pressure in two of three zones containing more than 300 ft of net true vertical pay … This is one of the best wells drilled in the past 10 years in the Beryl Field and we expect it to open up further development opportunities.”
According to the company, “The B72 well was drilled as a deviated well from the Beryl Bravo platform and logged a total of 619 ft measured depth of net oil pay in three separate Jurassic aged reservoir units. The well was completed in the high quality Beryl-1 reservoir, which was found at original pressure of 5220 psi.”
Apache purchased the former operator of the Beryl field, Mobil North Sea Ltd., from ExxonMobil in 2011; additional stakes attached to the purchase include operating interests at in the Nevis, Ness, Nevis South, Skene and Buckland fields.
Apache is the operator of the Beryl field with a 50% share. Hess Ltd holds 22.22%, Enterprise Oil Ltd holds 22.78% and OMV (UK) Ltd. holds the remaining 5%.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley
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