Bowleven Spies Hydrocarbons Offshore Cameroon
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.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.
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