Hurricane Energy commences well completion operations at Lancaster field

June 01, 2018

LONDON -- Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, has provided an operational update in relation to the Early Production System development of Lancaster field (Lancaster EPS).

Well re-entry and completion operations for the Lancaster EPS have now commenced under the control of Petrofac Facilities Management Limited (Petrofac), who are the Well Operator. The operations will utilize Transocean’s Paul B. Loyd Jr. harsh environment semisubmersible rig. Following the rig’s previous assignment and mobilization to Lancaster field, it underwent a required period of Blowout Preventer maintenance prior to commencement of well completion operations.

The Lancaster EPS will use two currently suspended horizontal wells; 205/21a-6 and 205/21a-7Z, which were previously drilled and tested in 2014 and 2016, respectively. The 205/21a-6 well tested at 9,800 bpd and the 205/21a-7Z well tested at 15,375 bpd. These rates were achieved using electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) and were constrained by the capacity of surface test equipment. During these operations, the wells will be completed with dual pod ESPs.

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