Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

Kosmos Extends Success in Mauritania with New Gas Discovery

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/16/2016, Location: Africa

Share |
Kosmos Energy announced that its Ahmeyim-2 appraisal well has successfully delineated the Ahmeyim and Guembeul gas discoveries offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Located in Mauritanian waters, approximately 5 kilometers northwest, and 200 meters downdip of the basin-opening Tortue-1 discovery well in approximately 2,800 meters of water, Ahmeyim-2 was drilled to a total depth of 5,200 meters. As anticipated, in the Lower Cenomanian and Albian, Ahmeyim-2 penetrated the seismic-inferred gas-water contacts, defining the field limit and extending the productive field area from approximately 50 square kilometers to 90 square kilometers. Furthermore, the well confirmed significant thickening of the gross reservoir sequences down-structure and importantly, within the Lower Cenomanian, static fluid pressure communication between the Tortue-1, Guembeul-1 and Ahmeyim-2 wells. The well encountered 78 meters (256 feet) of net gas pay in two excellent quality reservoirs, including 46 meters (151 feet) in the Lower Cenomanian and 32 meters (105 feet) in the underlying Albian. These results demonstrate field-wide reservoir continuity and indicate Tortue West is a large, simple gas field.

With the integration of the Ahmeyim-2 well results, our Pmean gross resource estimate for the Tortue West structure has increased to 15 Tcf from 11 Tcf as a result of extending the field area in the Cenomanian and the Albian. Accordingly, the Pmean gross resource estimate for the Greater Tortue Complex has increased to over 20 Tcf from 17 Tcf.

“Ahmeyim-2 is our fourth successful exploration and appraisal well and continues our 100 percent success rate in the outboard Cretaceous petroleum system offshore Mauritania and Senegal, further demonstrating that Kosmos has opened a world-class hydrocarbon province. With this well, we believe we have proven sufficient gas resource to underpin a world-scale LNG project in the Tortue West structure alone. The combination of the resource size and quality continue to support our view that Tortue is a competitive source of LNG and we are working towards commercialization,” saidAndrew G. Inglis, chairman and chief executive officer.

“Our well-to-seismic calibration has again been proven, highlighting the reliability of this tool and increasing our confidence in its use for fully unlocking the basin, which we believe has significant potential for both oil and gas. We now plan to drill the first of three independent oil tests in our blocks offshore Mauritania and Senegal, starting with the Teranga-1 well, located in the Cayar Offshore Profond Block, offshore Senegal.”

Since 2012, Kosmos has held rights to conduct exploration in the C-8, C-12, and C-13 contract areas under production sharing contracts with the Government of Mauritania’s Société Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM). Kosmos operates the Ahmeyim-2 well with 90 percent equity and is joined by its partner SMHPM at 10 percent. The blocks are contiguous, range in water depth between 1,000 and 3,000 meters, and have combined acreage of approximately 27,000 square kilometers.

For more information about related Opportunities and Key Players visit West Africa Projects

Drilling News in Mauritania >>

Morocco >>  2/21/2018 - SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, announces that the KSS-2 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco was drilled to a total dep...
Australia >>  2/20/2018 - Carnarvon Petroleum has provided an update on its subsurface work in the Buffalo project in WA-523-P. The update follows those previously provided to...

Bangladesh >>  2/20/2018 - Previously, SOCAR AQS won the international tender announced by BAPEX and will drill two exploration and one appraisal well in Bangladesh. ...
Georgia >>  2/20/2018 - Frontera Resources Corporation, the European focused independent oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that T-45, the...

Iraq >>  2/19/2018 - U.S. oil company Chevron Corp said it had resumed drilling operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI). “Chevron can confirm that it has resumed ...
United Kingdom >>  2/19/2018 - Aker BP is about to complete drilling of the Frosk exploration well 24/9-12 located near Alvheim in the North Sea. The well has proved oil. Preliminar...

Related Categories: Artificial Lift  Cementing, Stimulation  Directional Drilling  Drilling  Drilling Engineering & Equipment Systems  Enhanced Oil Recovery  General  Logging, Perforating, Testing  Offshore Drilling  Reservoir/Completion Consultants  Workover & Well Services  Workover Rigs/Services 

Related Articles: Artificial Lift  Cementing, Stimulation  Directional Drilling  Drilling  Drilling Engineering & Equipment Systems  Enhanced Oil Recovery  General  Logging, Perforating, Testing  Offshore Drilling  Reservoir/Completion Consultants  Workover & Well Services  Workover Rigs/Services 


Mauritania Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 |

Oil & Gas Projects in Mauritania >>

More News

 

Oil & Gas Companies in Mauritania >>


Related Links

Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Privacy Policy.