Byron Energy Drills Sidetrack in Gulf of Mexico
21.03.2016

Byron Energy Drills Sidetrack in Gulf of Mexico

Byron Energy Drills Sidetrack in Gulf of Mexico

Byron Energy has started with sidetrack well operations after failing to free the stuck drill pipe in its SM 6 #2 well located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The well was spud in February 2016 with Hercules Offshore’s Hercules 205 jack-up drilling rig.

Byron Energy reported on March 18, 2016, that the drill pipe in the SM 6 #2 well became stuck at a depth of 8,039 feet (2,451 metres) Measured Depth (7,860 feet/2,396 metres True Vertical Depth), approximately 400 feet above the primary target reservoir, the G 20 Sand.

Over the last three days, Byron attempted to free the stuck drill pipe, but these attempts were unsuccessful, the company said.

Byron has begun side track operations at a depth of 7,949 MD feet (2,423 metres) Measured Depth (7,780 feet/2,372 metres) True Vertical Depth) after a successful back off of the drill-pipe. Byron said it planned to drill the sidetrack well bore, with a conventional 8 1/2? diameter hole as originally planned, along a path parallel to the originally planned well-bore to a total Measured Depth of 9,516 feet (2,900 metres) (9,138 feet/2,785 metres True Vertical Depth.

On March 20, 2016, Byron was preparing to trip in the hole to set a cement kick off plug at a depth of 7,949 MD feet (2,423 metres) Measured Depth (7,780 feet/2,372 metres) True Vertical Depth). Drilling operations should resume later in the week after a required BOP test which will be performed as the cement cures, said the company.

The SM 6 #2 well is the first well to be drilled as part of Byron’s farm-out to Otto Energy announced on December 11, 2015.

SM 6 #2 is being drilled in water depth of approximately 65 feet (20 metres). The well is being drilled on a prospect in the south west corner of a major salt dome in SM 6, located offshore Louisiana, 216 km southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Byron, through its wholly owned subsidiary Byron Energy Inc. (the operator), currently has a 100% working interest and an 81.25% net revenue interest in SM 6. If Otto earns an interest in the SM 6 block, Byron’s working and net revenue interests will be reduced by 50% at the earn-in point, to 50% and 40.625% respectively.

Source: www.offshoreenergytoday.com

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