UK: Valiant Starts Tybalt Appraisal Drilling

UK: Valiant Starts Tybalt Appraisal Drilling

Valiant Petroleum plc has started drilling on the Tybalt appraisal well (Valiant, 80%, operator) located in Blocks 211/8c & 13c in the UK Northern North Sea.

The work programme, which includes a well and a contingent test, has been designed to prove up commercially exploitable volumes via nearby infrastructure which includes the Magnus fields and the Dons Area complex. Tybalt is an Upper Jurassic discovery originally made by Valiant in 2010 with gross resources estimated internally by Valiant to be 7 mmbbls (net 6 mmbbls). The well is being drilled by the Borgsten Dolphin semi-submersible rig and is anticipated to take 35-40 days to complete. Valiant’s partner in licence is Agora Oil and Gas (UK) Limited (20%).

Following completion of operations on Tybalt, a letter of intent has been signed for the Borgsten Dolphin to move to Block 3/17 to drill the Tryfan prospect (Valiant, 33.33%) operated by Apache North Sea Limited prior to undertaking development work on the Causeway field (Valiant, 64.5%, operator). Tryfan is an Eocene channelized sand play in the UK Northern North Sea which benefits from a strong seismic amplitude response. Tryfan has gross prospective resources estimated internally by Valiant to be 24 mmboe (net 8mmboe).

Peter Buchanan, CEO, commented:

“Tybalt represents the third exploration well to spud for Valiant in under a month, and our first operated well of the year, out of a programme which will include at least five exploration wells during the first half of the year targeting a total best estimate prospective resources of 30 mmboe net to Valiant.”

Source: Valiant Petroleum, March 27, 2012


Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today


<< Nov 2015 >>
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

CWC Sixteenth World LNG Summit & Awards Gala Dinner

There is an added importance to this year’s meeting in Rome considering the visible changes for buyers and sellers in the LNG industry…

read more >

Kuwait Sustainable Energy Conference and Exhibition

The conference will serve as a vital platform to discuss both strategic and technical solutions for energy efficiency and power generation…

read more >

Kurdistan-Iraq Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition

Now in its 5th year, the largest and most senior gathering of Kurdistan-Iraq’s oil & gas industry is returning to Erbil, at the heart of the exploration capital of the world!…

read more >


This course will provide a complete and up-todate overview of the area of Subsea Pipeline Engineering, taking delegates through the pre-design…

read more >


Assistant Driller

Maersk Drilling Norge AS was established in 1990 and employs a staff of approximately 1000 people.


QC Coordinator Offshore

Do you attach great importance to quality and do you have an affinity with offshore projects? Then read about what Van Oord can offer you.



For one of our clients we are looking for a Ships Electrician. Our client is a company with worldwide activities. You will work in a rotation of 4 till 6 weeks on and off.