GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and its co-venturers has made a new discovery in the UK Central North Sea. The 22/16-6 well on the Dalziel structure flowed at rates in excess of 8,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The well is now being side-tracked to appraise the extent of this discovery. Block 22/16 is part of GDF SUEZ operated Licence P.1799.
Ruud Zoon, Managing Director of GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd said: 'This is another encouraging discovery by GDF SUEZ following on from a successful exploration campaign in 2014. It demonstrates a continuing commitment by GDF SUEZ to an active exploration, appraisal and development drilling programme on the UK Continental Shelf.'
The well was drilled by GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd as operator, with the Transocean Galaxy II jack-up rig.