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Faroe Petroleum Butch East exploration well commences in the Norwegian North Sea


Published Dec 31, 2013
Faroe Petroleum - Butch East

Faroe Petroleum is pleased to announce the spudding of the Centrica operated Butch East exploration well 8/10-5S (Faroe 15%), the first of two back-to back-wells in Licence PL405/PL405B.

Butch East, which is adjacent to the Company's 2011 Butch discovery, is situated in approximately 65 metres water depth in the Norwegian North Sea, close to significant existing infrastructure with the giant Ula field approximately seven kilometres to the north-west, Tambar approximately 10 kilometres to the south-west and Gyda approximately 20 kilometres to the south.

The Centrica operated Butch Main discovery (Faroe 15%) was made in late 2011 and contains a significant presence of light crude oil in the Upper Jurassic reservoir of the Ula formation. Since the main Butch discovery was made, licence operator Centrica Energy Norway has acquired new high quality seismic data, which has been applied in the planning of two further exploration wells on the untested eastern and south western sides of the large central Butch salt structure.

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