Cobalt International Energy has announced that drilling at its Cameia #2 appraisal well in Block 21, offshore Angola continues.
Cobalt expects to announce the results of this appraisal well as soon as drilling operations are completed and logging/test results have been evaluated, sometime in the next 30 to 60 days.
Following completion of operations on the Cameia #2 well, the Diamond Ocean Confidence semi-submersible drilling rig will be released to Murphy Oil until mid-November for the drilling of one offshore Congo well.
The rig will then return to Cobalt and will be used to drill Cobalt’s next two Angolan pre-salt wells. Cobalt has also informed it has tendered for and is currently evaluating bids for additional drilling rig capacity for its 2013+ Angolan pre-salt drilling campaign. It is anticipated that a rig selection announcement will be forthcoming in the third quarter.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, June 13, 2012