Ophir plugs latest deepwater well offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy has terminated its third successive dry hole well offshore Gabon.

Offshore staff

LONDONOphir Energy has terminated its third successive dry hole well offshore Gabon.

The drillshipVantage Titanium Explorer drilled Okala-1 well on the Mbeli block to 4,229 m (13,874 ft) MD, testing Cretaceous sands in the presalt section. However, there were no significant hydrocarbon shows in the target reservoirs.

The drillship now heads north toEquatorial Guinea for a campaign of three exploration and appraisal wells on block R for Ophir.

06/26/2014

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