Lukoil starts drilling offshore Sierra Leone

Lukoil has started drilling in block SL-5-11 offshore Republic of Sierra Leone using the Eirik Raude rig.

Offshore staff

MOSCOW – Lukoil has started drilling in block SL-5-11 offshore Republic of Sierra Leone using the Eirik Rauderig. The well depth target is more than 4,700 m (15,416 ft) and the location is in more than 2,000 m (6,560 ft) of water.

Block SL-5-11 covers 4,022 sq km (1,553 sq mi) on the shelf and continental slope of the Atlantic Ocean with the water depths ranging from 100 to 3,300 m (328 to 10,842 ft). Both 2D and 3D seismic data were acquired on 1,500 sq km (579 sq mi), which lead to the identification of several prospects. From the geological point of view, the block belongs to theSierra Leone-Liberia basin.

9/17/13

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