BOP Problem Suspends Isobel Deep Well

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) reported that the 4/20-1 “Isobel Deep” well located offshore the Falkland Islands, has been temporarily suspended due to problems on the blowout preventer (BOP).

Following the successful setting of the 13 3/8″ casing at a depth of 1273.9m metres, a problem was detected with the BOP. The well has been temporarily suspended and the BOP has been brought to surface for inspection and repairs.

It is anticipated that the repairs to the BOP will take in the order of 10-14 days. Whilst these repairs are being undertaken the Eirik Raude rig will be utilised to drill the top-hole sections and set the conductor(s) on the Chatham and/or Jayne East Locations, FOGL informed.

The rig will return to the Isobel Deep location to continue drilling once the BOP repairs have been completed.

The well was spudded by Premier Oil, as operator, on April 8th 2015.

Image: Ocean Rig

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