Blythe

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.

Reserves are estimated as follows:

Gas Reserves (BCF)
Field  1P 2P 3P
Blythe 25.2 33.0 44.1

(Source: ERC Equipoise CPR October 2017.)

In addition to the gas reserves, there is an estimated condensate yield of approximately 10 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 was submitted in July 2017 incorporating both Blythe and Elgood. First Gas at Blythe is targeted by end of Q2 2019.