The Helvick field is situated some 40km offshore Ireland in c. 80m (265 ft) water depth. The field was discovered in 1983 by Gulf Oil with the drilling of the 49/9-2 discovery well. This well was tested and flowed at a cumulative rate of c. 10,000 BOPD from four zones. The Helvick oil is a light (44° API) and non-waxy crude oil, contained in high permeability Upper Jurassic sands.
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