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GoM: Byron Energy spuds SM69 E2 well


04 Aug 2021

  • The Enterprise Offshore Drilling company 351 jack up rig is ready to be towed to location at the SM69 E platform
  • The SM69 E2 well is operated by Byron, will test multiple target sands and would be produced through the Byron operated SM58 facility
  • Once on location, it is anticipated to take 23 days to reach total depth of 8,194 feet Measured Depth /7,668 feet True Vertical Depth
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Byron Energy has provided an update regarding the drilling of the Byron operated, 100% working interest, South Marsh Island 69 E2 well ('SM69 E2'). As of 4 August 2021 (USCDT), the Enterprise Offshore Drilling 351 ('EOD 351') jack-up drilling rig has passed all US Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement ('BSEE') inspections, final drilling permits are approved and is ready to be towed to the South Marsh Island 69 E platform. Towing operations are expected to begin within the next 3 days. Once on location, the EOD 351 will be positioned, jacked up and preloaded before beginning operations to drill the SM69 E2 well. Byron drilling engineers and well-site supervisory personnel will be responsible for the drilling of the SM69 E2 well under full control and supervision by Byron, but ANKOR Energy, as the designated operator for the SM69 lease, is listed as the official operator of the well.

The SM69 E2 well will test multiple target sands and will be drilled to a depth of 8,194 feet measured depth ('MD')/7,668 feet true vertical depth (“TVD”). It is anticipated to take a total of 23 days to drill and log the SM69 E2 well once the rig is on location and ready to work. If productive, the E2 well will be completed and produced through the existing SM69-to-SM58 flowline and processed through the Byron operated SM58 facility.

Byron’s CEO Maynard Smith said:

'We look forward to drilling the E2 well as quickly and efficiently as possible, with a successful outcome marking the next step in the further development of the SM58 project. As previously mentioned, the timing for the planned G3 and G4 wells will be finalised once the result of the E2 well is known'.


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Source: Byron Energy





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