Angus Energy plc says hydrocarbons have been encountered in all targeted zones at the onshore UK Brockham oil field.

Angus Energy plc announced Thursday that hydrocarbons have been encountered in all targeted zones at the onshore UK Brockham oil field.

Potential reservoirs have been logged in the Portland, Kimmeridge and Corallian layers with all three formations having hydrocarbon shows.

Further log analysis and laboratory work is currently being undertaken to provide a better understanding of the Kimmeridge and other formations, but from the evidence so far, these appear to be the same in structure to the oil bearing Kimmeridge sections in the nearby Horse Hill-1 well, according to a company statement from Angus Energy. The Corallian formation, which lies immediately below the Kimmeridge, had both oil and gas shows.

BP drilled the Brockham-X1 discovery well in 1987. Angus has a 55 percent interest in production license PL235, where the field is located.

“We are pleased to have encountered hydrocarbon shows missed in the previous drilling by BP in 1987 in the three Kimmeridge target intervals and are delighted to see encouragement for the predicted analogy to the Horse Hill geology,” Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius, Angus Energy’s chairman, said.

“Further analysis is underway to identify the extent of hydrocarbon presence and the ability of these hydrocarbons to freely move into the wellbore,” he added.

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