The thickness of the oil bearing sand is at the lower end of the pre-drill estimate and the well is being plugged and abandoned.

The company said that the results of the East Fyne appraisal well will be incorporated into the Greater Fyne Area go forward plans.

The Sedco 704 rig will now move to drill the company-operated Bluebell prospect in licence P1466 (UK Block 15/24c) in the Central North Sea.