The Stena "IceMAX" deep-water drillship is contracted to drill the 53/6-A well
13 July 2017
SOSINA Exploration Ltd. Is pleased to provide an operational update regarding Frontier Exploration Licence ("FEL") 2/14 located in the southern Porcupine Basin. FEL 2/14 is operated by Providence Resources plc (56%) on behalf of its partners Capricorn Ireland Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, 30%) and SOSINA Exploration Limited (14%), collectively referred to as the "JV Partners". The licence contains the Paleocene "Druid", Lower Cretaceous "Drombeg" and pre-Cretaceous "Diablo" prospects.
The JV Partners have contracted the Stena "IceMAX" deep-water drillship to drill the 53/6-A well in FEL 2/14 to evaluate the vertically stacked Paleocene Druid and Lower Cretaceous Drombeg exploration prospects. Following consent from the Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Providence can confirm that drilling operations on the 53/6-A well programme have now commenced.
A further operational update will be provided once the Paleocene Druid prospect has been penetrated or as appropriate. Drilling is then planned to continue to the underlying Lower Cretaceous Drombeg prospect.
Mr. John Ødegaard,
Chairman of the Board
Mobile: +45 27 26 00 03
SOSINA Exploration Ltd. is an independent oil and gas exploration company. The Company was founded in 2004, but with roots back as a sister company to the company Odegaard Ltd. acquired in 2006 by Schlumberger Inc.
SOSINA's active oil and gas portfolio includes offshore interests in Ireland and the UK. SOSINA's portfolio is balanced between appraisal and exploration assets. Comprehensive information on SOSINA and its oil and gas portfolio is available from SOSINA's website at www.sosina.co.uk.