Ithaca Energy has said that stable production from the first workover well on Beatrice Alpha in the UK North Sea has increased by 100% to 680 barrels of oil per day (bopd) gross (340 bopd net to Ithaca).

The Beatrice Alpha well A04 is part of a five-well work over program, and operations on this well involved the replacement of a downhole pump.

Activities have commenced to workover the second well of the five-well campaign, Beatrice Alpha well A23.

The A23 well was producing approximately 260bopd gross before being shut in early October to commence workover operations.

Joint venture partners in the Beatrice field are Ithaca with 50% interest and Dyas UK with 50%.