WEST OF SHETLAND
Total’s 206/4a-5 Glendronach appraisal well was sidetracked for mechanical reasons on August 28 and remains operational. The well programme is appraising pre-drill resources of 1 tcf gas in the Lower Cretaceous and is being drilled from the adjacent Edradour field subsea template with the Ocean Valiant rig.
CNOOC completed operations at both its Cragganmore appraisal well 208/17a-4 on October 23 with the Ocean GreatWhite and its Howick exploration well 206/21-1 on October 19 with the Island Innovator. A result from Cragganmore has yet to be confirmed. However the JV is assessing results to determine future activity in the area. Howick was abandoned as a dry hole.