LONDON – Reprocessed 3D seismic data over Morocco’s Lixus offshore license has led to an upgrade of resources at the proposed Anchois gas field development.
Operator Chariot Oil & Gas asked Netherland Sewell & Associates Inc. (NSAI) to provide an updated assessment of a 50-sq km (19-sq mi) area covering Anchois.
NSAI now estimates remaining recoverable resources at more than 1 tcf for the field, a 148% increase on the previous assessment.
Analysis also found that the low-risk prospective targets (C, M and O sands) could be drilled at low cost as part of any appraisal or development drilling on the Anchois discovery (A and B sands).
Chariot continues to work up other gas prospects on the license, based on the reprocessed data.
The company operates in partnership with state-owned ONHYM.
Lixus covers an area of around 2,390 sq km (923 sq mi), in water depths ranging from the coastline to 850 m (2,789 ft). Legacy 3D seismic data was acquired over four exploration wells, including the Anchois discovery, and reprocessed by PGS.