Cairn Energy will to drill an appraisal well on its Spanish Point discovery off western Ireland using the semi Blackford Dolphin in 2Q 2014. Spanish Point is a gas and condensate field in license FEL 2/04 developed by Phillips in 1981. It is at the northern end of the Porcupine Basin in about 400m of water.
Cairn was recently approved as operator after completing a farm-in, in which it gained 38% working interest in licences FEL 2/04 and FEL 4/08. Partners in the licenses include Chrysaor (26%), Providence Resources (32%) and SOSINA Exploration (4%).