Drilling is due to start on a potential new Dutch offshore development in the next month.

Partner Xtract Energy says the Noble Byron Welliver jackup is due on site in block P2 offshore The Netherlands next month to drill a P2  block  appraisal well designated P2-10 which will seek to test potential commercial hydrocarbon flows from a Rotliegendes sandstone reservoir within a previous discovery.

Chevron has contracted the rig for the well and Xtract has a 5% overriding royalty agreement for Chevron’s share of gas delivered into the Dutch National Transmission System.