ConocoPhillips has, reportedly, achieved first production from an appraisal well at its Jade gas condensate field in the North Sea, offshore UK.
According to BBC, the company drilled the appraisal well using the Maersk Resilient jack-up drilling rig. The well was brought on stream in June, BBC has reported, which extends the Jade field.
The Jade Field, located approximately 240 km south-east of Aberdeen in the J-Block area, first came on stream in 2002 and consists of a normally unmanned platform tied back to Judy.
ConocoPhillips operates the Jade field with a 32.5% interest. Its partners in the area are UK’s BG (35.0%), U.S.-based Chevron (19.9%), Italy’s Eni (7.0%) and and Austrian OMV (5.6%)
The new has also been confirmed by the industry body Oil & Gas UK which, through a hashtag in a tweet on their twitter account, said it was proud of the accomplishment made by ConocoPhillips.
— Oil & Gas UK (@oilandgasuk) July 8, 2014