Following Elgood, Blythe is the second development well in IOG's Phase 1 project and is expected to take under three months to drill and complete, after which the rig will move on to Southwark.
The Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig mobilised from the Elgood field location on 27 July and jacked up at the Blythe Platform on 29 July. After preparations for drilling the Blythe well spudded at 2300 hrs on 2 August.
Andrew Hockey, CEO of IOG, commented: "We are pleased to have moved safely over from Elgood to spud the next development well at Blythe, another important step for IOG in delivering our Phase 1 project. The Blythe well has been meticulously planned by the IOG drilling, subsurface, subsea and HSE teams in collaboration with our main drilling contractors Noble Corporation, Petrofac and Schlumberger, our Platform Duty Holder ODE Asset Management and our partner CalEnergy Resources (UK) Limited and fully integrates the learnings from the Elgood well. We have a very clear collective focus on ensuring safe and efficient performance leading successfully to First Gas in Q4 2021 from the Blythe Hub before continuing into 2022 at Southwark."
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