Mauritania well hits target
Dana Petroleum has discovered hydrocarbons with its first well on Mauritania offshore block 1.
The Faucon-1 exploration well in Block 1, offshore Mauritania, has encountered hydrocarbon-bearing sandstones within the targeted Cretaceous horizon. Operator Dana Petroleum said drilling has been suspended at 3,536 m to allow wireline logs, formation pressures, fluid and core samples to be obtained. The well will then be deepened a further 700 m to explore the Cretaceous section more fully.