Savannah Petroleum Spuds New Well in Niger Drilling Campaign

Savannah Petroleum plc announced that the second of its three well Niger drilling campaign, Amdigh-1, has been spudded.

Amdigh-1 is located on the R3 portion of the R3/R4 PSC Area in the Agadem Basin, in south east Niger. The well is designed to evaluate potential oil pay in the Eocene Sokor Alternances as the primary target, with a secondary target of potential oil pay in the Eocene Upper Sokor.

Drilling, which will be carried out through rig GW-215, is expected to take between 30-35 days to complete. The well will be drilled to a total depth of 8,451 feet.

The company plans to log all prospective sections within the well, with further logging employed for hydrocarbon bearing sections. If the well is successful, it will be suspended for future re-entry and further evaluation, which could include well testing and completion using a dedicated testing/workover rig.

Savannah Petroleum said it intends to announce the final well results after the end of drilling and logging operations.


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