Ophir Spuds Kora-1 Well

Ophir Energy has spud Kora-1 in the AGC Profond PSC offshore Senegal and Guinea Bissau. The Kora prospect has a Cretaceous oil target with gross resources estimated at 450 million barrels of oil equivalent.

The Maersk Deliverer semisub is drilling the well to a total depth of 15,200 feet (4,633 meters) in a water depth of 8,600 feet (2,621 meters). Ophir will operate the Kora-1 exploratory well, and in the event of a discovery, Noble will become operator for appraisal and development activities. 

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