EnCore Oil has found oil at a second Cladhan sidetrack well located in the UK North Sea.

The well, 210 / 29a-4Y, was drilled to a total measured depth of 11,530ft approximately 1km south-east of the original 2008 discovery well.

Initial results from logging-while-drilling data indicate that the sidetrack encountered a 258ft gross hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir interval with 108ft net pay.

The original discovery well and the two sidetracks indicate a hydrocarbon column of over 425ft.

The Cladhan discovery is located 225 miles north-east of Aberdeen in a water depth of 536ft.

Sterling Resources holds a 39.9% interest in Cladhan. Other partners include EnCore Oil with 16.6%, Wintershall with 33.5% and Dyas with 10%.