PARIS -- Total has reported positive appraisal results for the Moho Nord Marine-3 well, offshore of the Republic of Congo.
The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,300 m (7,546 ft) northwest of Moho Nord Marine-2 and north of Moho Nord Marine-1. The well encountered a 60-m (197-ft) column of good quality sands, containing 18°API oil in the Upper Miocene and flowed at 3,000 b/d through a choke, the company says.
This discovery confirms the Tertiary Miocene resource cluster in the northern part of the Moho-Bilondo license. The well will make it possible to further refine the development plan for Moho Nord, according to Total.
Phase 1 development of the southern part of Moho-Bilondo is under way, comprising 14 subsea wells tied back to an FPU. Phase 1 came onstream in April 2008, and should progressively ramp up to a plateau production of 90,000 b/d. Output is exported to the Djéno terminal.