Where it began

Hurricane Energy was founded in 2005 by Dr Robert Trice, with the help and encouragement of a private investor, 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 had a drill-ready philosophy, allowing us to take advantage of the oil price cycle to conduct well programmes at preferential rates. We have drilled eight wells on our licences since 2009, including five on the Lancaster field. 

We are now working towards the first phase of development of our Rona Ridge assets, the Lancaster early production system (EPS). Extended production will provide data to improve understanding of the reservoir to be applied across our portfolio in further appraisal activity.

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