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Drilling starts on offshore Ireland Porcupine basin well

BY ED BALLARD

LONDON -- Providence Resources said that drilling started on the 44/23-1 Dunquin exploration prospect in Frontier Exploration License (FEL) 3/04, off the west coast of Ireland. It is designed to test a new and potentially material Lower Cretaceous carbonate exploration play concept.

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Ireland (Offshore) operates FEL 3/04 on behalf of its partners, Eni Ireland (27.5% interest), Repsol Exploracion Irlanda (25% interest), Providence (16.0% interest) and Sosina Exploration (4.0% interest).

Drilling operations are expected to take several months to complete using the Eirik Raude semi-submersible drilling unit. First well to be drilled in the central part of the deepwater southern Porcupine Basin, second of six to be drilled as part of Providence' s Irish concerted multi-basin, multi-well drilling program

Dow Jones Newswires

04/23/2013

 

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