Drilling Operations

2017 Exploration Well Drilling

Operator:                                           Providence Resources PLC

Authorisation:                                 Petroleum  Prospecting Licence 3/16; Frontier Exploration Licence 2/14

Location:                                            Block 53/6, Southern Porcupine Basin, c. 220 km off the southwest coast of Ireland.

Planned well location location:                                                              

Latitude (ETRS89/WGS84) 50°47’00.2074″N

Longitude (ETRS89/WGS84) 12°58’42.0652″W

Activity:                                              Drilling of an exploration well on the Druid/Drombeg prospects

Vessel Name/Call Sign:               Stena IceMAX/2FMJ5

Start Date:                                         Anticipated mid-June 2017

Duration:                                            Up to c. 60 days (weather dependent)

Completion Date:                           Anticipated July/August 2017

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Seismic Operations

CGG Ireland 2017 MC3D MSS North

Operator:-
CGG Services SA

Authorisation:-
Petroleum Prospecting Licence No. 5/16

Blocks:-

3D Area:
44/13-14, 44/17-19, 44/22-25, 44/28-30, 45/26, 53/3-5.

Activity:-
Acquisition of 3D seismic data

Vessel Name / Call Sign:-
Geo Caspian / 3FCZ6 (Seismic survey vessel)
MV Bourbon Tern (Support vessel)

MV Mariska G (Support vessel)

Owned/Operated by:-
GCC – Seismic survey vessel

MV Bourbon Tern – Support vessel

MV Mariska G – Support vessel

Location:-
Porcupine Basin / Goban Spur

Start Date:-
19th May 2017

Duration:-
Approximately 500 days (dependent on weather)

Expected Completion:-
End of August 2017

Comments:-
The vessel will tow 12 x 8000m long solid streamers, with a separation of 100m and at depth of 12m below the surface of the water. There will be a surface tailbuoy, including a flashing light and active radar transponder, at the end of both of the outer streamers. The seismic vessel and equipment will traverse along pre-determined lines across the operations area at a speed of approximately 4.5kts.

The entire footprint of the vessel, including a 500m safety zone, around vessel and all equipment, is 9100m long by 2,000m wide.

(See attached map for location)

CGG Ireland 2017 MC3D MSS

Operator:-
CGG Services SA

Authorisation:-
Petroleum Prospecting Licence No. 5/16

Blocks:-

2D lines:
52/11-13, 52/16-30, 52/6, 53/21-30, 54/26, 60/1-5, 60/7a-9, 61/5, 62/1.

3D Area:
60/14-15, 60/20, 61/6-9, 61/11-13, 61/16-25, 61/27, 61/29-30, 62/16, 62/21-22, 62/26.

Activity:-
Acquisition of 2D and 3D seismic data

Vessel Name / Call Sign:-
GeoCoral / LACA8 (Seismic survey vessel)
MV Marianne-G/ 3FTA9 (Support vessel)

MV Stormbas II / V4EM2 (Guard vessel)

Owned/Operated by:-
GCC – Seismic survey vessel

MV Marianne G – Support vessel

Storm Offshore – Guard vessel

Location:-
Porcupine Basin / Goban Spur

Start Date:-
18th April 2017

Duration:-
Approximately 120 days (dependent on weather)

Expected Completion:-
End of October 2017

Comments:-
The vessel will tow 14 x 8000m long solid streamers, with a separation of 100m and at depth of 12m below the surface of the water. There will be a surface tailbuoy, including a flashing light and active radar transponder, at the end of both of the outer streamers. The seismic vessel and equipment will traverse along pre-determined lines across the operations area at a speed of approximately 4.5kts.

The entire footprint of the vessel, including a 500m safety zone, around vessel and all equipment, is 9100m long by 2,000m wide.

(See attached map for location)

 

 

Block 53/6, Porcupine Basin, Druid-Drombeg site survey

Operator: Orbis Energy Ltd on behalf of Providence Resources PLC.

Location: Block 53/6, Southern Porcupine Basin, approximately 220 km off the southwest coast of Ireland.

Activity: Multi-beam echosounder, dual frequency sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiler assisted by the use of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operated in close proximity to the vessel. The survey will also include shallow geotechnical sampling and an Environmental Baseline Survey.

Start Date and duration: 19th February 2017 and the estimated duration is 6 days, weather permitting. The latest completion date for the survey is 19th March 2017.

Vessel Name/Call Sign: The Fugro Searcher (call sign: 3EUY6). The vessel will be listening on VHF Channel 16 at all times.

Full details: For full details, including map, of the Marine Notice No. 07 of 2017, click on the link: MN 07 of 2017 Druid Drombeg

RECENT SURVEYS

Granuaile 3D Seismic Survey (This survey was completed on 19th June 2016)

Operator:-
Woodside Energy (Ireland) Pty Ltd

Authorisation:-
Licensing Option 16/14

Petroleum Prospecting License No. 2/16

Blocks:-
54/11, 54/12, 54/13, 54/16, 54/17 and 54/18

Activity:-
1,600km2 of 3D seismic acquisition

Vessel Name/Call Sign:-

R/V “RAMFORM VANGUARD” – call sign: C6TU8 (Seismic survey vessel)
M/V “THOR MAGNI” – call sign: C6BH9 – supply/standby vessel

M/V “THOR CHASER” – call sign: J8B2384 – chase/guard vessel

Owned/Operated by:-
PGS Shipping AS – survey vessel

P/F Thor – Supply and guard vessels

Location:-
South East Porcupine Basin, 150 kms southwest of Ireland.

Start Date:-
Third week of May 2016

Duration:-
Approximately 35 days (weather dependent)

Expected Completion:-
Late June to early July 2016 – weather permitting

Comments:-
The vessel will tow 12 x 7050m long solid streamers, with a separation of 120m and at depth of 15m below the surface of the water. There will be a surface tailbuoy, including a flashing light and active radar transponder, at the end of both of the outer streamers. The seismic vessel and equipment will traverse along pre-determined lines in an east-west orientation across the operations area at a speed of approximately 4.5kts.

The entire footprint of the vessel, including a 500m safety zone, around vessel and all equipment, is 8,150m long by 2,500m wide.


(Refer to attached map for location)

 

Bréanann 3D Seismic Survey (This survey was completed on 31st July  2016)

Operator:-
Woodside Energy (Ireland) Pty Ltd

Authorisation:-
FELs 3/14 and 5/14

Petroleum Prospecting License No. 2/16

Blocks:-
34/19(p), 34/20(p), 35/16(p), 34/24(p), 34/25(p), 35/21(p), 35/23(p), 35/24(p) and 35/25(p).

Activity:-
2,400km2 of 3D seismic acquisition

Vessel Name/Call Sign:-

R/V “RAMFORM VANGUARD” – call sign: C6TU8 (Seismic survey vessel)
M/V “THOR MAGNI” – call sign: C6BH9 – supply/standby vessel

M/V “THOR CHASER” – call sign: J8B2384 – chase/guard vessel

Owned/Operated by:-
PGS Shipping AS – survey vessel

P/F Thor – Supply and guard vessels

Location:-
North Porcupine Basin, 150kms off the West coast of Ireland.

Start Date:-
Mid to late June 2016 (following the Granuaile Survey, see other notice)

Duration:-
Approximately 40 days (weather dependent)

Expected Completion:-
End of July or early August 2016 – weather permitting

Comments:-
The vessel will tow 12 x 7050m long solid streamers, with a separation of 120m and at depth of 15m below the surface of the water. There will be a surface tailbuoy, including a flashing light and active radar transponder, at the end of both of the outer streamers. The seismic vessel and equipment will traverse along pre-determined lines in an east-west orientation across the operations area at a speed of approximately 4.5kts.

The entire footprint of the vessel, including a 500m safety zone around vessel and all equipment, is 8,150m long by 2,500m wide.

(Refer to attached map for location)

 

CGG Ireland 2016 MC3D MSS (This survey was completed end-September 2016)

Operator:-
CGG Services SA

Authorisation:-
Petroleum Prospecting Licence No. 5/16

Blocks:-
52/1, 2, 3, 6-15, 17-19, 28-30

53/24-30

60/2-5, 8-10, 13-15, 19, 20

61/1-15

Activity:-
Acquisition of 3D seismic data

Vessel Name / Call Sign:-
Oceanic Endeavour / 3EJQ7 (Seismic survey vessel)

MV Bourbon Grebe / 5BAT4 (Support vessel)

MV Stormhav / V4VD2 (Guard vessel)

Owned / Operated by:-
Volstad Maritime DISII AS – Seismic survey vessel

Bourbon – Support vessel

Storm Offshore – Guard vessel

Location:-
Porcupine Basin / Goban Spur

Start Date:-
Third week of June 2016

Duration:-
Approximately 100 days (dependent on weather)

Expected completion:-
End of September 2016

Comments:-
The vessel will tow 14 x 8000m long solid streamers, with a separation of 75m and at depth of 12m below the surface of the water. There will be a surface tailbuoy, including a flashing light and active radar transponder, at the end of both of the outer streamers. The seismic vessel and equipment will traverse along pre-determined lines across the operations area at a speed of approximately 4.5kts.

The entire footprint of the vessel, including a 500m safety zone, around vessel and all equipment, is 9100m long by 2,000m wide.

(Refer to attached map for location)

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