LONDON – Chariot has issued an update on its findings from the recent Anchois-2 gas appraisal and exploration well in the Lixus license offshore Morocco, drilled by the semisubmersible Stena Don.
Initial net gas pay estimates have been upgraded to around 150 m (492 ft), compared to the 55 m (180 ft) from the original Anchois-1 discovery well drilled by Dana Petroleum.
Analysis has confirmed good-quality dry gas, with a methane content above 96%, in all seven discovered gas reservoirs, without impurities such as H2S or CO2. This suggests the development will require minimal gas processing.
And the consistent gas composition potentially allows all production from the different reservoirs to be treated via a single gas processing facility, simplifying the development.
Well data studies continue to assess the implications for the gas resources and the likely scale and economics of the project.
Chariot has a 75% interest and operatorship of Lixus, with the remainder held by Morocco’s Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM).