Southern North Sea
24 February 2016

Exploration well on the Sillimanite prospect, which extends into the Dutch sector and is a fault block structure developed below the base Permian unconformity and defined by intersecting NW-SE and WNW-ESE trending faults, with a Ketch Sandstone (Westphalian C) objective. Although remaining tight, the 44/19a-8 well is known to have tested and is rumoured to have been a gas discovery.