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Landsowne Successfully Completes 3D Seismic Surveys In North Celtic Sea

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OilVoice
  • 3D seismic operations on Amergin, Rosscarbery and Midleton Prospects in the North Celtic Sea conclude
  • The surveys were acquired using the seismic vessel Polarcus Samur

Landsowne Oil & Gas, the Dublin based oil and gas exploration company, has announced that it has completed 3D seismic operations on its Amergin, Rosscarbery and Midleton Prospects in the North Celtic Sea, off the south coast of Ireland. The surveys were acquired using the seismic vessel Polarcus Samur.

Steve Boldy, chief executive officer of Lansdowne, commented: "We are delighted with the performance of the Polarcus Samur and the timely completion of the Amergin, Rosscarbery and Midleton 3D seismic surveys ahead of schedule. The 3D data will now be processed with final results expected to be available in November to allow updated interpretation of the prospects to be made ahead of farming down and planned exploratory drilling in 2012."

Amergin, Rosscarbery and Midleton Prospects

Standard Exploration Licence 4/07 - Midleton: Licence 4/07 incorporates part-blocks 49/11, 49/12, 49/17 and 49/18 immediately, south-east of the Kinsale Head Gas field along the axis of the North Celtic Sea Basin. The licence encompasses an area of 542 sq kms and is currently held 100% by Lansdowne. This licence contains the low-risk Midleton and the East Kinsale gas satellite prospects.

Standard Exploration Licence 5/07 - Rosscarbery: Licence 5/07 incorporates part-blocks 48/17, 48/18, 48/19, 48/22 and 48/24 adjacent to and immediately north-west of the Kinsale Head Gas field along the axis of the North Celtic Sea Basin. The licence encompasses an area of 365.81 sq kms, lies in water depth of circa 100 metres, and is currently held 99% by Lansdowne as operator. This licence contains the Rosscarbery, SE & West Rosscarbery gas satellite prospects along with the Galley Head Gas field and the Carrigaline gas discovery.

Standard Exploration Licence 5/08 - Amergin: Licence 5/08 incorporates part-blocks 47/25, 48/21 and 48/22 on the north-western flank of the North Celtic Sea Basin. Situated in water depths of c.100 metres, the blocks cover an area of 449 sq kms and are approx. 30km from the south coast of Ireland. The Amergin Prospect is a tilted fault block with a primary reservoir objective in Upper & Middle Jurassic sandstone and oolithic carbonate sequences. The primary Jurassic reservoir target tested at a rate of 6,467 barrels of oil per day (bopd) in the Gulf Oil 49/9-2 discovery of the Helvick Field in 1983. Secondary reservoir targets may exist in deeper Jurassic (Sinemurian) sandstones and shallower Cretaceous (Wealden) sandstones.

Posted Date: 
19 July 2011