EDINBURGH, UK – The Vantage jackup Topaz Driller has spudded the IE-4 appraisal well for New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum at the Etinde gas field offshore Cameroon.
According to partner Bowleven, drilling and logging should last around 90 days with Schlumberger providing most of the drilling services.
The well will target a previously undrilled sand package “Drillbit” of Intra-Isongo origin, thought to be analogous to the 410 sand package at the IM-5 location.
A discovery could either prove or de-risk a further 0.2 to 0.6 tcf of resources from the Drillbit, Bolt, and Crowbar sites.
Anticipated depth of the well to fully penetrate the prognosed targets is up to 2,840 m (9,317 ft) TVDSS, with a planned TD of up to 2,890 m (9,481 ft) TVDSS.