Circle Oil: KSS-A Well Onshore Morocco Plugged & Abandoned

Circle Oil announced Wednesday that the Ksiri South (KSS-A) well on the Sebou permit, onshore Morocco, has been plugged and abandoned.

The exploration well, which was targeting two objectives in the Miocene Gaddari sands, encountered unexpected lithology above the primary objectives and was plugged and abandoned as a result. Technical data from the well is being assessed in line with available seismic data, with a view to exploring further drilling in this area at a later date, according to Circle Oil.

The rig used to drill KSS-A will now be mobilized to drill the Ksiri West (KSR-A) exploration well in the Sebou permit in the Rharb Basin. This well is targeting Miocene Hoot sandstones in a structurally downthrown location which has been penetrated successfully by the KSR-8, KSR-10, KSR-11 and KSR-12 wells.

Mitch Flegg, Circle Oil CEO, commented in a company statement:

 "The drilling conditions at KSS-A proved challenging and as a result it was decided to plug and abandon the well in order to allow time for a new well design to be engineered. This was the most cost-effective approach and it will allow drilling of the KSR-A well to commence ahead of schedule. Although we are disappointed to have not reached the prognosed target depth of KSS-A, we have minimized any cost implications by quickly moving on to the next well in the campaign."

The Sebou permit is a partnership between Circle Oil Maroc Limited (75 percent) and ONHYM (Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines) (25 percent).

Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!


Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies

Our Privacy Pledge

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at
 -  Petrofac Suspends Group Chief Operatin... (May 25)
 -  EnQuest On Track For Kraken First Oil ... (May 25)
 -  Energean Signs Lease Agreement for Exp... (May 25)
 -  Seadrill CEO Praises Workforce (May 24)
 -  Serinus Shuts-In Sabria Field Due to S... (May 23)

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Frac Supervisor - TX, ND, WY & OK
Expertise: WellSite Supervisor
Location: El Reno, 
United States Bossier City: Service Supervisor I - Frac/Acid
Expertise: Field Service Tech|WellSite Supervisor
Location: Bossier City, LA
Solids Control Technician
Expertise: Process Control|Rig Instrument Tech
Location: Dilley, TX
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $51.46/BBL 4.63%
Light Crude Oil : $48.9/BBL 4.78%
Natural Gas : $3.18/MMBtu 0.90%
Updated in last 24 hours