2012 Exploration and appraisal wells
2012 Success rate
Exploration in Côte d'Ivoire is focused on the offshore Block CI-103 which is located to the East of the producing Espoir field
Two exploration wells were drilled in Côte d’Ivoire in the first half of 2012. The first well, Kosoru-1 in CI-105, encountered thick sandstone reservoirs with good oil shows but log analysis indicated that they were water bearing at this location and this licence will be relinquished in August 2012. The rig then moved to the Tullow operated Block CI-103 to drill Paon-1X exploration prospect. The well successfully encountered 31 metres of net oil pay in a relatively high net-to-gross interval. This has resulted in a planned follow up exploration well in 2013 at Calao-1.
12 month Exploration & Appraisal Programme