Dana Petroleum’s Western Isles Project first well successfully tested

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First hydrocarbons have flowed from Dana Petroleum’s flagship Western Isles Development Project.

 

The first production well has now been successfully completed and flow tested and a further three wells have been drilled and cased to surface casing depth. All four subsea christmas trees have also been installed on the seabed. The work is being undertaken by the drilling rig Ocean Nomad which has been leased from Diamond Offshore.

Hugh McClure, director of capital development projects, said: “The first flow on Western Isles is an important milestone for both the project and Dana as a company.”

The Western Isles Development Project (Dana 77% and CIECO 23%) will develop two oil fields called Harris and Barra in the Northern North Sea, 160km east of the Shetlands and 12km west of Tern field. It involves a subsea development of at least five production and four water injection wells tied back to a new build floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) with oil export using shuttle tankers.

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About Dana Petroleum plc

Dana Petroleum plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), is an international oil and gas business with operations in the UK, Egypt, Norway, the Netherlands and Africa, producing 50,000 barrels of oil a day. Dana’s ambition is to become a leading international oil and gas company operating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and aims to grow production significantly by investing around $1 billion a year to increase the size of the company and create value for our shareholder.

About the Western Isles Project

The Western Isles Project (Dana 77% and CIECO 23%) will develop two oil fields called Harris and Barra in the Northern North Sea, 160km east of the Shetlands and 12km west of Tern field. It involves a subsea development of at least five production and four water injection wells tied back to a new build floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) with oil export using shuttle tankers.

Following the FPSO keel laying ceremony in May 2013, top hole drilling began on the North Drill Centre in August 2013 and was completed within 67 days using the Ocean Nomad semisubmersible rig, leased from Diamond Offshore. A total of four subsea trees have now been successfully installed on the seabed. The gas export pipeline will be installed in summer 2014 and FPSO installation at a later date.

 

For further information contact:

Andrew McCallum
Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Support
+ 44 (0)1224 616100 

Gordon Welsh
Group Corporate Communications Manager
+ 44 (0)1224 616100

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