Côte d’Ivoire: Lukoil drills Capitaine well on Block CI-101

Issue 275 - 12 Apr 2014 | 1 minute read
Lukoil Overseas has completed drilling its first offshore exploration well, Capitaine East-1x, on Block CI-101. Lukoil said the well had penetrated through 140 metres of sandstone from a Turonian formation. The company said the well confirmed the presence of hydrocarbons, indicating the oil potential of the area, but did not specify whether it was a discovery. The well was drilled to a target depth of more than 5,200 metres in water depths of more than 2,000 metres, using Ocean Rig’s Eirik Raude semisubmersible drilling rig.

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