Senegal: Cairn Energy plans

Issue 300 - 15 May 2015
Cairn Energy has submitted a three-year evaluation work plan to the government of Senegal and selected the Ocean Rig Athena drillship for an initial programme of three firm and three optional exploration and appraisal wells, with drilling starting in Q4 2015.Cairn estimates that last year’s SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries and the currently identified prospects and leads have an estimated mean risked resource base of more than 1bn barrels. The Ocean Rig Athena is drilling the Vali-1 well for ConocoPhillips in Angola’s Kwanza Basin, which spudded in April.

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