Blythe – Blocks 48/22b & 48/23a (Source: Wood Mackenzie PathFinder/IOG)

The Blythe Field was discovered in 1966 by well 48/22-1, drilled by Burmah.  It is a good quality Rotliegend reservoir.  It was subsequently appraised by wells 48/22-2, 48/23-3 and 48/23-4 drilled by Arco between 1987 and 1990 which both tested up to 15 MMscfd.

CPR Gas in place estimates are as follows:

Blythe  GIIP (Bcf) P90 P50 P10
Gross 38.8 52.3 84.2

CPR economically recoverable reserves are estimated at

Blythe Reserves (Bcf) 1P 2P 3P
Gross 22.3 34.3 47.5

(Source: Competent Person’s Report.  ERC Equipoise.  September 2013.)

In addition to the gas reserves, there is an estimated condensate yield of approximately 10.5 Bbls/MMcf in the Blythe gas.

The current licence, P1736, was awarded in May 2010 in the 25th licensing round and is currently owned:

IOG 100% (Operator)

A draft Field Development Plan was submitted to the UK Oil & Gas Authority in December 2016 and a final FDP is targeted by mid-2017 incorporating both Blythe and Elgood. First Gas at Blythe is targeted in late 2018