Tullow has been active in Côte d'Ivoire since 1997. Over the past few years, Tullow has made a number of technical discoveries in offshore licence areas across Côte d'Ivoire as the Group attempted to replicate the success in neighbouring Ghana. However, following the relinquishment and sale of these licences, the Group is now focused on its offshore production interests in the Espoir field which sits on the edge of the African continental shelf some 19 km from shore.
development & operations
The Espoir Phase 3 infill programme was completed in March 2016, adding around 14,000 bopd gross to the Espoir field’s production since the start of the drilling programme. A phase 4 infill programme is being worked for 2019+ execution.
Exploration & Appraisal
In October 2017, Tullow announced that it had signed four new onshore licences (CI 518, CI 519, CI 301 and CI 302) in Côte d’Ivoire. The licences cover 5,035 sq km and a full tensor gradiometry gravity survey will begin in 2018.