UK-based exploration firm Hurricane Energy has completed the drilling phase of the ongoing operation to drill and test a horizontal appraisal well on its Lancaster discovery, West of Shetland.
The well has been drilled to plan and a 1km horizontal section through the basement reservoir is now being prepared for testing.
CEO, Robert Trice, who is on board the semisubmersible drilling rig Sedco 712, which is being used for the well, said: "The planned operation has gone well and we have succeeded in drilling the 1km horizontal section in the fractured basement structure. I am extremely encouraged by the data so far acquired as it indicates that the target fault zones are present and that the encountered section is fractured and oil bearing. "operations have now switched focus to the preparation for the well testing phase of this operation."
A further announcement will be issued in due course.