Woodside to Plug & Abandon Dorade-1 Offshore Mauritania

The Dorade-1 has been drilled to TD and wireline logs have been run. Evaluation of the wireline data indicates that Dorade-1 has not encountered any hydrocarbons. Some good quality Late Miocene sands have been intersected but were water bearing. The well is currently being plugged and abandoned.

Upon completing the plugging and abandonment program the Stena Tay rig will move to the Capitaine-1 exploration well in PSC B.

There are no plans to drill-stem test any exploration well in the current drilling campaign.

The Dorade-1 prospect is located approximately 165 kilometers southwest of Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, and 85 kilometers southwest of the Chinguetti Field. Water depth is 1,670 meters, and the total depth of the well was 2,600 meters.

The Dorade-1 exploration well was drilled to test a Late Miocene channel sand fairway. The main target was intersected at approximately 2,400 meters depth.