Serica Energy plc has announced that their partner Eni UK Limited has begun drilling the Rowallan exploration well in the Central North Sea. The well is designed to go through sandstones at the Middle Jurassic and Triassic levels. It is estimated that Serica’s net Rowallan prospective resources will be 20-60 million barrels of oil equivalent within Block 22/19c.
Rowallan drilling success could mean there may be potential in the nearby Dundonald and Sundrum prospects, which are geologically similar to Rowallan. The Rowallan is expected to take about 140 days to drill; an update will be provided once early results are known.