Azinor Catalyst has announced that it has received a Letter of Intent for the acquisition of material non-operated interests in three exploration wells planned for 2019 on Catalyst’s Boaz, Goose and Hinson prospects.
The three independent prospects are estimated to contain combined gross unrisked Pmean prospective resources of 495 million barrels of oil equivalent. Catalyst reports that the prospects have been defined and de-risked utilising new generation broadband seismic data and best practise geoscience techniques. They are all large, high value North Sea exploration opportunities ranging across different play types and are near existing infrastructure and export routes. Preparations for drilling these wells is underway with the planning and procurement processes ongoing.
The Boaz prospect is located in the South Viking Graben and is a large untested Triassic tilted fault block immediately adjacent to the UK/Norway median line and on trend to the Triassic Eirin gas condensate discovery in Norway. The Boaz structure is also thought to be gas condensate-bearing and has estimated gross unrisked Pmean prospective resources of 242 million barrels of oil equivalent.
The Goose prospect is in the Outer Moray Firth and is a stratigraphic trap with a Lower Cretaceous Scapa sandstone target. Goose is 12km north of the producing Claymore field and sits directly within the main hydrocarbon fairway. The Goose prospect has estimated gross unrisked Pmean prospective resources of 75 million barrels of oil equivalent.
The Hinson prospect is in the West Central Graben and comprises a large Upper Jurassic stratigraphic trap located adjacent to the hanging wall of the West Central Graben bounding fault. Hinson is surrounded by producing infrastructure, with the Gannet and Guillemot complexes to the south and the Annasuria Cluster to the west. The Hinson prospect has estimated gross unrisked Pmean prospective resources of 178 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Azinor Catalyst Limited is an E&P Company, backed by the Seacrest Capital Group with focus on the UK Continental Shelf. Catalyst recently made the Agar-Plantain discovery (read also https://www.geo365.no/olje-og-gass/found-up-to-50mmboe) and now reports to be encouraged by the data being generated from further analysis of the well results.