Oil Search (ASX:OSH) upgrades potential at Alaska North Slope

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by Rachael Jones

Oil Search (ASX:OSH) will move into the Front-End Engineering and Design phase on its oil development on Alaska’s North Slope after an independent assessment identified greater potential.

Based on revised gross resources and Oil Search’s increased equity position, following the exercise of the Armstrong Option in June, the Company’s net 2C contingent resources have risen from 127 million barrels to 371 million barrels.

A final investment decision for the Pikka project is expected in the third quarter of 2020, setting it up for early production two years later.

Shares in Oil Search (ASX:OSH) are trading 2.74 per cent higher at $7.51.

Rachael Jones

Finance News Network
Rachael comes to FNN after working for Fairfax Media covering international breaking news, including the global economy and politics. She joined FNN in February 2018. She has reported on Australia’s finance news for various organisations since 2000 and has also interviewed a number of key business players, including Bill Gates. Rachael has also worked across a number of countries, including the UK and the US.