Oil Search Ltd., Sydney, has spudded the Semda-1 exploratory well on the eastern part of the Tajerouine production sharing contract in northern Tunisia.
The Semda prospect is 150 km southwest of Tunis. The primary oil objectives, which are of Cretaceous age, are Aptian Serdj dolomites, Barremian bed bars, and Sidi Aich clastics. Deeper gas objectives are also present.
The well’s planned depth is 3,500 m, and it is expected to take 60 days to drill. Oil Search Tunisia Ltd. has 100% interest in the block.