Where it began

Hurricane Energy was founded in 2004 in the belief that UK fractured basement reservoirs represent a significant untapped resource.

Through successful participation in a number of licensing rounds, Hurricane has assembled a portfolio of licences on the Rona Ridge, in the West of Shetland region of the UK Continental Shelf. 

Applying modern techniques to historical borehole and seismic data, Hurricane planned its wells to target basement reservoirs where there was already evidence of oil.

Hurricane has drilled 11 wells across its licences since 2009, including five on the Lancaster field. 

The first phase of development of our Rona Ridge assets, the Lancaster early production system (EPS), was brought onstream in 2019. Production data from the Lancaster EPS will enhance our understanding of the fractured basement play, with these learnings applied across our portfolio to high-grade further activity.