Sonangol Okays Cobalt's Offshore Angola Plans
Sonangol has approved Cobalt International Energy’s drilling plans for the Cameia-1 and Bicuar-1 pre-salt exploratory wells on Block 21 offshore Angola.
Given the proximity of the well locations, Cobalt plans to drill the surface hole of Bicuar-1, move the rig to Cameia-1 to drill and evaluate the prospect, then return to Bicuar-1 to drill the well to total depth. The operator anticipates that exploratory drilling will commence in second quarter 2011. Cameia is located in a water depth of 5,577 feet (1,700 meters) and Bicuar lies in 5,085 feet (1,550 meters).SubseaIQ provides focused, in-depth coverage of offshore field development activities around the world, with daily updates on hundreds of offshore fields and facilities. Click here to sign up for the free weekly email newsletter.