South Grand Lahou exploration well dry

The South Grand Lahou exploration well in block CI-105, offshore Cote d'Ivoire, is dry, according to operator Anadarko Petroleum.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- The South Grand Lahou exploration well in block CI-105, offshore Cote d'Ivoire, is dry, according to operator Anadarko Petroleum. The well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 14,900 ft (4,542 m) and reached the targeted objective, which was water bearing.

The company now plans to mobilize the drillship Belford Dolphin to Mozambique to begin a drilling program on the Windjammer prospect.

“The South Grand Lahou exploration well, which was drilled in less than 20 days, did not encounter hydrocarbons, but it does provide us with an important calibration point within the trend,” says Bob Daniels, Anadarko’s senior VP of worldwide exploration. “We plan to incorporate the data into our models as we evaluate our 2010 program that will continue to mature the more than 30 additional identified prospects and leads in the trend.”

10/15/2009

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