Bowleven IDs Hydrocarbons Offshore Cameroon

Bowleven has reached a final depth of 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) on the IE-3 appraisal well. Samples and pressure data indicates that the well has encountered multiple hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs compromising both gas condensate and light oil. The objective of the well was to appraise the extent and the communication of the upper Isongo reservoir up dip of the previous wells drilled on the IE field, and also to target additional deeper Isongo reservoirs. Gas condensate was encountered in the upper Isongo sand objective. Additionally, logging and sampling of the secondary objectives have identified significant multiple-stacked reservoirs containing light oil and gas condensate pay. A further detailed analysis is required to fully evaluate the impact of the reserves base, and to reduce the remaining risks around the development of the IE field. A multiple test program will be conducted, and following testing, the rig might relocate to the MLHP-5 exploration well location. The appraisal well, in Block MLHP-7, is the first in a multi-well drilling program planned for the Etinde permit during 2010. The area comprises three shallow water blocks (MLHP-5, MLHP-6 and MLHP-7) in offshore Cameroon, West Africa.

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