Premier reports the following activity offshore Mauritania.
Tiof-4 Appraisal well
The “Stena Tay” drill rig arrived at the Tiof-4 location on 9 November and drilled the bottom hole section to a final total depth of 2908 metres.
Evaluation of logs acquired while drilling and wireline logging operations, including fluid sampling and downhole pressure measurements, has established that the well intersected a gross oil column of approximately 113 metres, containing several individual sands of variable thickness. The result was in line with pre-drill expectations.
At midnight on 15 November the “Stena Tay” was preparing to complete operations before moving on to the Merou exploration prospect west of Tiof.
Tiof-3 Appraisal well
During the course of the week some mechanical problems were encountered which has resulted in a delay to commencing flow test operations. At midnight on 15 November the current operation was continuing preparations to flow test the well.
Charles Jamieson, Chief Executive of Premier, said:
"These two wells are the first of a three or four well appraisal programme on the Tiof field following two discovery wells drilled in 2003. It is very encouraging that these wells support our pre-drill expectations. The “Stena Tay” rig will now drill the Merou exploration well west of the Tiof field.”