Cote d’ Ivoire: Lukoil Declares Drilling Orca Well Finished

Vanco, along with partners Lukoil and the state oil company Petroci, has completed drilling the Orca exploration well offshore the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, reporting the well has proved the Orca prospect “highly promising.”

Drilled to a total depth of 4,015 meters in waters measuring 1,868 meters deep, the Orca-1X-bis exploration well is located on Block CI-401, 55 kilometers south of the port of Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire. The first exploration well on Block CI-104, the Orca-1X-bis well was drilled by the Deepwater Pathfinder drillship in the deepwaters of the Gulf of Guinea.

The Orca-1X-bis exploration well transected its targeted objectives, discovering thin sandstone reservoirs. Oil samples from the Campanian and Turonian sandstones were recovered.

The data obtained during drilling has expanded existing knowledge about the oil potential of the western part of the Tano-Ivorian basin, as well as confirmed oil in the region. Described by the partners as “highly promising for future exploration,” more than 3,000 square kilometers of 3D seismic has been obtained on Blocks CI-401 and CI-101.

The Orca-1X-bis well has been temporarily plugged and abandoned.

The location for the first exploration well on CI-101 is currently being evaluated and is scheduled to be drilled in 2011.

Vanco is the operator of Blocks CI-401 and CI-1010 offshore Cote d’Ivoire with 28.34 percent interest. Lukoil holds 56.66 percent interest; and Petroci holds the remaining 28.34 percent interest.

Source: Vanco,April 20, 2010;

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Shanghai Int Petrochemical and Offshore Oil & Gas and Chemical Industry Technology and Equipment Exhibition 2019

cippe Shanghai has attracts both domestic and overseas buyer groups, including Shell, Exxon Mobil, Total…

read more >

OIL & GAS PHILIPPINES 2019

Oil & Gas Philippines event display products like Oil & gas, fire protection systems and materials…

read more >

Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition 2019

The annual meeting once again proved to be a great success, gathering over 700 industry professionals…

read more >

08th OIL & GAS AFRICA 2019 CONFERENCE

OIL & GAS AFRICA is one of the most prime regional & international Oil and Gas conferences in East Africa…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply