UK based Desire Petroleum has been granted both regulatory and partner approvals to drill the 14/15-2 Rachel North well in the North Falkland Basin.

The well has been plugged and abandoned, and will be drilled vertically with an estimated total depth of 3,050m.

The bottom hole location will be 1.7km from the Rachel sidetrack 14/15-1Z bottom hole location.

It is intended that this well will evaluate the sands with oil shows encountered in the Rachel sidetrack as well as a number of possible additional sands not seen in the sidetrack.

Desire Petroleum is an oil and gas company wholly focused on the North Falkland Basin.