Ithaca Energy has completed flow test operation on its third development well on the Stella oil and gas field in the North Sea.
The well is currently achieving a flow rate of 12,492 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd), including 7,565bpd of oil and 29.6 million standard cubic feet per day of gas.
The B1 well, which is the third development well drilled on the Stella Field, was drilled to a total measured depth subsea of 16,185ft.
Ithaca Energy said fluid samples indicate that the oil produced by the well is of high quality.
Ithaca Energy CEO Les Thomas said: "We are delighted with the results of the flow test on the third Stella development well, which underline the high quality and deliverability of the reservoir.
"Combined with the results of the first two wells, we have now de-risked our initial production forecasts for the start-up of the Greater Stella Area production hub."
Ithaca Energy operates the site and owns a majority stake in the Stella field, which lies in blocks 30/6 and 29/10 NE Upper.
The blocks were awarded to Ithaca in the 25th UKCS licensing round.
The Stella field was discovered in 1979 when well 30/6-2 was drilled via a section of Paleocene Andrew sand.
Image: Stella North Drill Centre. Photo: courtesy of Ithaca Energy.