EnQuest makes oil discovery with Eagle prospect in North Sea
EnQuest PLC encountered a 67-ft thick oil-bearing column in the Fulmar in its Eagle exploration well in the Greater Kittiwake Area (GKA) in the Central North Sea. The company did not encounter an oil-water contact, which it said represented potential upside volumes on the flank of the structure.
The company anticipates gross recoverable reserves to be similar to those in nearby Gadwall field, which was estimated to be 6.6 million bbl of oil and 4.4 bcf of natural gas in 2004. Gadwall is part of GKA, acquired by EnQuest in 2014, and was returned to production by the company in second-half 2015. EnQuest holds 100% working interest in the Eagle well, which is being further evaluated.
GKA is located on UKCS blocks 21/12a (license P.073), 21/12d (P.1786), 21/17a (P.1415), 21/17c (P.1415), 21/18a (P.351), and 21/19 (P.238). The area includes the Kittiwake, Mallard, Gadwall, Goosander, and Grouse fields, all of which have been developed as subsea tie-backs to a steel platform located at Kittiwake.