Centrica drills second appraisal well

Utility company Centrica has announced the successful drilling of a second appraisal well (44/12a-5) in the western region of the Cygnus gas field, located in the UK southern North Sea. 

This latest well completes the full appraisal of the field within its current field boundary and follows the successful appraisal in March of the first western area well (44/11a-4). 

This second appraisal well has achieved a stabilised flow rate of 29 million standard cubic feet per day, confirming good reservoir characteristics. 

Analysis from discovery wells, together with six appraisal wells and 3D seismic evaluations, will allow the reserves potential of the field to be assessed as part of full field-development planning.