Ophir Energy begins drilling in Ntsina block offshore Gabon

Ophir Energy plc has begun drilling operations on the Padouck Deep-1 well on the Ntsina block, offshore Gabon, using the Vantage Titanium Explorer drillship.

Offshore staff                    

HOUSTONOphir Energy plc has begun drilling operations on the Padouck Deep-1 well on the Ntsina block, offshore Gabon, using the Vantage Titanium Explorer drillship.

The Padouck Deep-1 well is the first well targeting the presalt play offshore in the North Gabon basin, and is located in a water depth of 835 m (2,740 ft) and has a planned TD of 3,500 m (11,483 ft). Operations are expected to take approximately 45 days.

02/18/2014

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