LONDON – Netherland Sewell & Associates Inc. (NSAI) has completed its review of satellite prospects adjacent to the Anchois-1 gas discovery in the Lixus license offshore Morocco.
New operator Chariot Oil & Gas commissioned the study, which has upgraded remaining recoverable resources to more than 1 tcf for Anchois and the satellites.
Among these, Anchois North is confirmed as the low risk priority satellite prospect with 308 bcf of prospective resources and a probability of geological success of 43%.
A follow-up Competent Persons Report on five more prospects in the license will be completed after reprocessing of 3D.
Repsol drilled the Anchois-1 discovery well in 2009 in 388 m (1,273 ft) water depth, 40 km (24 mi) from the coast, encountering estimated net gas pay of 55 m (180 ft) in two sands with average porosities ranging from 25% to 28%.
NSAI estimates a 2C resource of 307 bcf, with potentially 116 bcf in a deeper target not penetrated by that well.
The five satellite prospects are all thought to have tieback potential to an Anchois-based development.