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 was 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.
In May 2013, Tullow announced that the Calao-1X exploration well in Block CI-103 encountered non-commercial gas condensate. Appraisal of the Paon discovery was completed in December 2013 intersecting the water leg of the field. In October 2014, Tullow completed the sale of its interest in block CI-103 in Côte d’Ivoire to Anadarko.
18 month Exploration & Appraisal Programme