Western Sahara well non-commercial

Issue 296 - 12 Mar 2015 | 1 minute read
Kosmos Energy has said its CB-1 exploration well on the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore the disputed Western Sahara encountered non-commercial hydrocarbons and will be plugged and abandoned. The well penetrated 14 metres of gas and condensate pay in clastic reservoirs over a 500-metre hydrocarbon-bearing interval. The Atwood Achiever drillship is now proceeding to Mauritania to test the Tortue prospect, where Chevron Corporation farmed in in February. The top-hole portion of Tortue has already been drilled by the Atwood Achiever en route to Western Sahara.

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