On 23 August, Siccar Point Energy successfully concluded well testing operations on the 204/10a-5 appraisal well in the Cambo field, northwest of Shetland.
A vertical pilot hole was initially drilled, confirming over 100 ft of oil column and a higher than anticipated net pay of 58 ft. Extensive logging and coring were conducted confirming a high-quality multi-Darcy reservoir with 23 API oil and better than anticipated petrophysical properties.
A 1612-ft horizontal section was then drilled to conduct an extended well test. Following initial well clean-up operations, the well was successfully tested on natural flow for 10 days. A full evaluation of the test results will take place over the coming weeks as further pressure build-up data are obtained remotely after the rig’s departure. Initial results are encouraging, indicating excellent reservoir productivity and sustained flow.
The results of the well will now be incorporated into the Cambo field development plan, with the well also being suspended for use as a future development well.
Earlier in the year, Shell acquired a 30% non-operated working interest in UKCS licences P1028 and P1189 and a 22.5% non-operated working interest in P1830. An exploration well is also planned on the nearby Blackrock prospect in 2019.
On 23 May 2018, Siccar Point Energy and Shell secured additional strategic acreage in the Oil & Gas Authority’s 30th Licensing Round, thus expanding their acreage position in the Greater Cambo Area. This new licence area includes the Tornado gas discovery, as well as multiple exploration prospects, and provides satellite development opportunities to the Cambo field development.
“We are delighted that the well test has further improved our understanding of the Cambo field and we will now be focussing on progressing the development plan of this major asset with our partner Shell,” Jonathan Roger, CEO of Siccar Point, said.