Tullow to continue light oil search offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Tullow Oil has found small quantities of gas/condensate with its latest exploratory well offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

Offshore staff

LONDON – Tullow Oil has found small quantities of gas/condensate with its latest exploratory well offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

The semisubmersibleWest Leo drilled the Calao-1X well in the CI-103 license in 1,906 m (6,253 ft) of water, at a location northwest of last year’s Paon-IX oil discovery in the same concession. It encountered 5 m (16.4 ft) of thin condensate/gas bearing reservoirs in an Upper Cretaceous deepwater channel system.

A side track was then performed, targeting a better developed reservoir unit downdip, and this intersected good-quality water bearing sandstones. Pressure data suggest this zone may be in communication with the condensate found in Calao-1X.

Angus McCoss, Tullow’s exploration director, said: “The appraisal of the light oil discovered downdip in Paon-1X in 2012 will continue later this year with the drilling of the Paon-2A well.”

5/30/2013

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