Operating History

Caithness Petroleum is a private British independent which was focussed on exploration, development and production in Morocco, UK North Sea and USA.

Caithness Previously operated:

Morocco - Rharb basin

  • Operated 2D seismic survey
  • Operated 3D seismic survey
  • Drilled 9 exploration wells making 6 gas discoveries
  • Developed 5 gas discoveries and put into production for local market
  • Producing 3 million cu ft gas per day



Morocco - Fes permit

  • Operated 2D seismic survey
  • Operated 18,000 km full tensor gravity gradiometry survey plus LIDAR and magnetics
  • Drilled and logged 3,885 m Fes-1 exploration well
  • Drilled, logged and tested 4,172 m Fes-1X sidetrack



UK North Sea (offshore and onshore)

  • Operated two 2D offshore seismic surveys in Inner Moray Firth
  • Operated 3D offshore seismic survey in Inner Moray Firth
  • Drilled and completed 16,291 feet (MD) well from the Scottish mainland to offshore Lybster field on block 11/24 in the Inner Moray Firth
  • Put Lybster field into commercial production of oil and gas
  • Produced 300 barrels oil per day and trucked to local terminal.



Barnet shale, Texas, USA (onshore)

  • Drilled vertical stratigraphic well to 6,000 feet
  • Drilled horizontal well 9,650 feet measured depth, fracked 5,000 feet horizontal shale section. Completed shallow oil zone in the well and put into production, selling to local market.

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