Bowleven has potentially made two significant hydrocarbon discoveries in Miocene reservoirs in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon. The discoveries in the Sapele-1 well are based on the results of drilling, initial wireline logs and pressure data, stated the operator. The first discovery, Lower Omicron, encountered light oil/gas condensate in moderate quality reservoir units; and the second, Deep Omicron, encountered oil in high quality sands.
The Sapele-1 well was designed to intersect multiple stacked objectives through Miocene and Cretaceous horizons, and Bowleven believes the well penetrated the extremities of both Miocene prospects at sub-optimal locations. Wireline logging operations are currently being performed over the Omicron reservoir objectives.
Once completed, the well has a planned total depth of 14,560 feet (4,450 meters) to test further prospective horizons, including the deeper Cretaceous – a new play untested within this part of the basin. Drilling should take an additional 30 to 40 days.
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