Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc has announced that commencement of oil flow has been achieved at the Wressle oilfield in North Lincolnshire, UK.
This follows the successful and safe completion of operations to recomplete the Wressle-1 well and reperforate the Ashover Grit reservoir interval, in line with the previously advised schedule. Wressle lies on licences PEDL180 & 182 in which Europa holds a 30% working interest alongside Egdon Resources (30% and operator), and Union Jack Oil (40%).
Following the reperforation and successful communication with the Ashover Grit reservoir interval, free-flow of oil has commenced and the well has been placed on continuous 24 hour test production. The well is currently in the normal clean-up phase, as it is carefully brought onstream.
Oil produced from Wressle will be transported by road tanker to the Phillips 66 Humber refinery and sold under the operator’s existing oil sales contract.
Simon Oddie, CEO of Europa, said: “The successful and safe completion of operations to recomplete and reperforate the Wressle-1 well on schedule, in spite of the ongoing pandemic and associated lockdown, is testament to the professionalism and expertise of the team on the ground. With Wressle-1 currently on continuous 24-hour test production, I look forward to providing further updates once it has cleaned up and flow rates have stabilised.”
Image courtesy of Union Jack Oil
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