Murphy terminates first deepwater well offshore Cameroon
Murphy Oil will P&A the deepwater Bamboo-1 well offshore Cameroon as a dry hole, according to partner Sterling Energy.
The well was the first on the Ntem concession. It was drilled in 1,600 m (5,249 ft) of water to a TD of 4,747 m (15,574 ft). The target was a series of stacked Cretaceous-aged, basin floor submarine fans.
Murphy and Sterling will now assess remaining prospectivity over the concession, the current phase of which runs to April 2015.
Alastair Beardsall, Sterling’s chairman and acting CEO, said: “Bamboo-1 was the first well in a large unexplored area. We have identified further Cretaceous and Tertiary prospects in the Ntem block and these will be re-evaluated with the significant new data from Bamboo-1 before determining our future plan for the Ntem block.”