88 Energy Plc (LON:88E) has said drilling of the production hole will start imminently in the Charlie-1 well on Alaskas North Slope.
The company, in a statement, revealed that operations encountered a minor weather related delay but surface casing has now been set and cemented in the well so that the next phase of the well drilling can now begin.
It noted that logging while drilling results are expected once the wells total depth has been reached and initial analysis has taken place – presently that it is anticipated in early April.
88 Energy told investors that the Covid-19 coronavirus has had no impact on the drill programme to date, and, that appropriate measures have been put in place.
The well spud on 2 March and the well is due to be drilled down to around 3,500 feet.