The Goddard discovery, (previously known as Glein) was proven by well 48/11a-12 drilled by Arco in 1994. The Goddard licence, P2438, was awarded to IOG at 100% working interest in May 2018 in the 30th Licensing Round. A commitment to drill an appraisal well on the Goddard structure has been made within 3 years of licence award - by May 2021.
IOG has also committed to reprocess 175 sq. km of 3D seismic and undertake reservoir modelling studies.
Management estimates of the proven resources are as follows: -
(Source: 30th Round Licence Application)
Seismic reinterpretation and re-mapping is underway in order to optimise the appraisal well location.
Goddard is located in the well understood Leman Sandstone Formation play and due to the nature of the reservoir, any development plan will have to include hydraulically stimulated wells.
The discovery lies 70 km north of the Norfolk coast in 25m water depth, 5km to the south of the Perenco operated West Sole field and 11km north of the Pickerill Field.
The current development plan for Goddard is to develop the field from a total of 3 wells. These wells are planned to be horizontal stimulated wells to achieve maximum flow rates.
The three development wells are likely to be drilled by a jack-up unit through a suitable Normally Unmanned Installation. The possibility of sub-sea completions would also be evaluated as part of the field development plan optimisation.
The export of gas may be achieved via a 45km pipeline to IOG’s Blythe Hub then to a tie-in to the recommissioned Thames pipeline.