Shell spuds first appraisal well to launch $5b integrated gas-to-liquids project

DUBAI - Qatar Shell GTL Limited has announced the spudding of the first appraisal well in the giant North Field for the $5 billion integrated gas to liquids project.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 18 Feb 2004, 12:06 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 11:54 PM

The appraisal drilling campaign will comprise drilling of two wells in the North Field. The wells will determine the reservoir properties and structure as well as validate the composition of the gas in the area of the North Field provisionally allocated to the project.

"We are delighted to have made so much progress so quickly," said Andy Brown, Qatar Shell GTL Limited General Manager and Project Director.

"This milestone has been reached less than 4 months after the Qatar Petroleum/Shell Gas to Liquids Heads of Agreement (HOA) was signed on 20 October 2003. It is a testament to the excellent cooperation we have enjoyed with Qatar Petroleum that we have been able to reach this milestone so quickly."

The wells are being drilled by the Ensco 96 jack-up drilling rig.



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