Morocco: Longreach nears Essaouira basin drilling

Longreach Oil & Gas Ltd., London, said it looks forward to drilling its first well within months on the 4,711 sq km Sidi Moktar license in the Essaouira basin onshore central Morocco.

Prospectiuni completed shooting 520 line-km of 2D seismic in 47 lines over a portfolio of prospects and leads, and Key Seismic has processed priority lines over Longreach’s drill-ready Koba and Kamar prospects. Other leads will be highgraded to prospect status.

The four-block license surrounds the producing Meskala gas field. Four fields on Sidi Moktar have produced a combined 30.5 bcf of gas from Jurassic. The main targets are Silurian-sourced Triassic targets that produce in Meskala field.

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