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PA Resources discovers gas with Danish exploration well

19 Jul 2011

The oil and gas group PA Resources has made a gas discovery at the Broder Tuck prospect in Licence 12/06 offshore Denmark. .

As operator of offshore Licence 12/06, PA Resources’ subsidiary PA Resources UK Limited announces initial results of the Broder Tuck exploration well (5504/20-4), located approximately 10 kilometres south of Gorm Field in the Danish part of the North Sea..

Following some initial drilling problems, the well was drilled as a vertical well to a total depth of 3,658 meters below mean sea level in layers of Lower Jurassic/Triassic age. .

The well encountered approximately 17 meters of net pay in high quality sandstones in the primary Middle Jurassic target. The reservoir was cored and an extensive wireline log, pressure and sample suite has been taken for future evaluation, with well site sample analysis showing the reservoir fluid to be gas with some condensate. .

The Broder Tuck well has established a gross hydrocarbon column of at least 230 meters from the crest of the structure down to the base of the column encountered in the well. A sidetrack will now be drilled to assess the potential for additional gas volumes down-dip. .

The following companies participate in Licence 12/06: PA Resources UK Limited (64%), Nordsøfonden (Danish North Sea Fund) (20%), Danoil Exploration A/S (8%) and Spyker Energy APS (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spyker Energy Plc) (8%).