West Africa

Côte d’Ivoire

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Tullow has been active in Côte d'Ivoire since 1997. The Group has offshore production interests in the Espoir field which sits on the edge of the African continental shelf some 19 km from shore; and substantial exploration acreage both onshore and offshore. 

current activities

development & operations

An infill programme  on the Espoir field is being worked for 2019+ execution. 

Exploration & Appraisal

Tullow has built up a position of seven  onshore licences across a transform basin fault play in Côte d'Ivoire.

Tullow began its work programme across its new onshore blocks in early April 2018 with a full tensor gravity gradiometry (FTG) survey covering 8,600 sq km. This survey was completed in May 2018 and the data is currently being interpreted and will be used to optimise the location of a 2D seismic survey planned for 2019. 

Tullow signed a farm-out agreement for a 30% interest in all seven onshore licences to Cairn Energy Plc, subject to obtaining the necessary Government approvals. This farm-down will leave Tullow with a 60% operated interest in each licence with most of the pre-drilling exploration costs carried.

Tullow continues to reprocess 3D seismic data for the offshore Block CI-524 which sits alongside the maritime border with Ghana, next to Tullow’s operated TEN fields. 

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Page last updated: 25 July 2019