SOCO International has commenced exploratory drilling on the Mindou Marine-1 well offshore Congo.
Drilling operations are being performed by the ENSCO 5003 semisub and should take 50 days. Mindou Marine-1 has a planned depth of 11,155 feet (3,400 meters), and is targeting a pre-salt Toca formation carbonate reservoir within a combined structural and stratigraphic trap.
This well will fulfill the second phase drilling commitment on the license and is the first of a two-to-three well program on Blocks Marine XI and XIV. SOCO operates the license.
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