Tambar infill wells under way off Norway

The infill wells are being drilled by the Maersk Interceptor.

The infill drilling program has started on the Tambar development project off Norway.

Partner Faroe Petroleum said the Aker BP-operated Tambar development project consists of two new infill wells and the installation of gas lift in three existing wells to increase overall field production.

The infill wells, which are being drilled by the Maersk Interceptor jack-up drilling rig, will target undrained areas of the field identified in the north and south with the potential to increase 2P reserves (proved and probable) further.

Faroe said the combination of the infill wells and installation of gas lift had the potential to increase Tambar production markedly and extend field life by up to 10 years.

The Tambar and Tambar East unit fields are satellite fields, about 16 kilometres to the southeast of the Ula field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Tambar has been developed with an unmanned wellhead platform tied back to the Ula platform, with three existing wells in the Tambar reservoir and one existing well in Tambar East.

Faroe Petroleum CEO Graham Stewart said drilling operations were expected to continue to the end of the first quarter next year.

He hoped the two new wells would be brought onstream before the end of April 2018.

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