West of Britain
29 June 2018

Exploration well, deviated north to avoid shallow hazards and faulting, on Ventnor (FB1) prospect. Tilted fault-block structure dipping SE with potential spill into separate FB2 block to north. Combined mapped closure down to 4,510 ft in both blocks in Ormskirk Sandstone. Objective at 4,217 ft TVDSS was 72 ft deep to prognosis with 201 ft gas column to gas-water contact at 4,418 ft TVDSS and with poorer than anticipated reservoir quality (net/gross 0.32, porosity 11.8%, Sw 37.5%). Gas and water samples acquired. Well abandoned as non-commercial discovery.

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