Banda East-1B hits pay

The Banda East-1B appraisal well offshore Mauritania has hit pay at a total depth of 2,716 m (8,911 ft) BRT.

Offshore staff

LONDON -- The Banda East-1B appraisal well offshore Mauritania has hit pay at a total depth of 2,716 m (8,911 ft) BRT. Acquisition of wireline data has been completed.

The preliminary results of the wireline logging, Modular Dynamic Tester (MDT) pressure testing, and sampling indicate that Banda East-1B intersected an 86-m (282-ft) gross gas column, with 22 m (72 ft) net gas pay and a 19-m (62-ft) gross oil column, with 7 m (23 ft) net oil pay, the company says.

The fluid contacts were in line with the company's pre-drill expectations. Roc now plans to run the final casing and prepare for gas deliverability testing. There is no plan to test the oil leg at this time, the company says.

11/12/2008

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