Sapele well targets Cretaceous potential

Bowleven has started drilling the Sapele-1 exploration well on block MLHP-5, in the Douala basin offshore Cameroon.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Bowleven has started drilling the Sapele-1 exploration well on block MLHP-5, in the Douala basin offshore Cameroon.

The targets are a series of stacked reservoir objectives, from the proven Miocene fairway down to the deeper Cretaceous fairway that is productive elsewhere off West Africa.

Sapele-1 should take 70-80 days to drill (excluding any testing), with an estimated target depth of around 4,450 m (14,600 ft).

09/15/2010

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