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Premier proves oil in Bagpuss well

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The 13/25-1 well, which was targeting the Bagpuss prospect, on the Halibut Horst in the Outer Moray Firth, has reached a total depth of 1532 ft (TVDSS) in granite basement.

The well encountered 41 ft of hydrocarbon-bearing sands within a 68 ft hydrocarbon column. This is in line with pre-drill estimates. The sands have between 25% and 33% porosity and indications are that the oil is heavy. The well is now being plugged and abandoned.

Robin Allan, Director of Exploration and North Sea, commented:

“The Bagpuss well has proven a significant volume of oil in place. We will now work with our partners to carry out a full analysis of the hydrocarbons and reservoir encountered to ascertain whether commerciality can be established.”

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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