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EXPLORATION WELL ABANDONED

Rons_ROV_Links writes:  Statoil Exploration Ireland has completed exploratory drilling in the Cong prospect in the Slyne basin off north-west Ireland without success.

The exploration well has been plugged and abandoned.

Drilling was carried out by the Sedco 711 semi-submersible rig on contract from Transocean. Well data will now be analysed to ascertain whether further exploration of the area would be worthwhile.

December 13, 2003


source: this is north scotland
url: http://www.thisisnorthscotland.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=102887&command=displayContent&sourceNode=102883&contentPK=8125 570

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UK gets first flavour of North Sea oil drying up

Rons_ROV_Links writes:  Britain has been given its first alarming glimpse into a future when the North Sea's oil begins to dry up. In September, oil imports exceeded exports for the first time since August 1991. The turnabout from a £ 400 mm surplus to a £ 63 mm deficit helped to ...

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Robots set to remove Prestige oil

Rons_ROV_Links writes:  MADRID, Spain (Reuters) ## Spain is to use submersible robots and a fleet of shuttles to remove thousands of tonnes of fuel oil from the wreck of the tanker Prestige, which broke in half and sank off its northwestern coast just over a year ago.

The 26-year old tanker spilled ...

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