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.
development & operations
An infill programme on the Espoir field is being worked for 2019+ execution.
Exploration & Appraisal
In early 2018, Tullow agreed terms to add a further two exploration licences in Côte d’Ivoire to its portfolio, CI-520 and CI-524. These licence awards have been approved by the Ivorian cabinet and formal signing is anticipated in the first quarter of 2018.
Block CI-524 sits alongside the maritime border with Ghana, next to Tullow’s operated TEN fields. The initial work programme will include re-processing of the 3D seismic data before a decision is made whether to drill a well.
Block CI-520, once signed, completes the Group’s coverage of a transform basin fault play built during 2017 when the Group was awarded a 90% interest in six onshore licences (CI-521, CI-522, CI-518, CI-519, CI-301 and CI-302). The Group plans to conduct a full tensor gradiometry gravity survey (FTG) across the 8,600 sq km onshore area in the first half of 2018, before acquiring 2D seismic in 2019.