UKCS: Missed opportunity at Warwick DeepThe Greater Warwick Area (GWA) on the Rona Ridge West of Shetland. Source: Hurricane Energy

UKCS: Missed opportunity at Warwick Deep

Hurricane Energy’s well 205/26b-13Z, proved to be non-commercial after DST tests.

Earlier this week, Hurricane announced that following completion of drill stem testing of the Warwick Deep, the well did not flow at commercial rates, producing a mixture of drilling brine, water, oil and gas. The company had high hopes as there were hydrocarbon shows and the gas ratio analysis indicated light oil presence.

Together with Spirit Energy, Hurricane Energy has an exploration and appraisal campaign scheduled for 2019 in the Greater Warwick Area (GWA) on the Rona Ridge West of Shetland, including appraisal of the Lincoln discovery and the exploration well on the Warwick prospect in Blocks 204/30b and 205/26d (Licence P2294).

The Warwick prospect is a northern extension to the Lincoln structure, which is an oil discovery in basement reservoir. Together, Lincon and Warwick could be a single continuous accumulation according to Hurricane Energy.

Location of Spirit Energy’s farm-in wells – including Warwick Deep. Source: Hurricane Energy

205/26b-13Z Warwick Deep was the first well drilled of the three-well programme on Hurricane’s GWA, with pre-drill estimates of potentially recoverable resources up to 935 MMboe from Warwick.

The well drilled into a 712 m horizontal section of fractured basement reservoir. Initial analysis indicates that the well intersected a poorly connected section of the fracture network within the oil column.

205/26b-B ‘Lincoln Crestal‘ is the next well to be drilled from Hurricane’s campaign.