Noble Energy Inc. has spudded the I-7 exploratory well on Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea, said 7.5% interest holder PA Resources AB, Stockholm.
The Atwood Hunter semisubmersible is drilling the Carla South prospect on trend with the Carla North discovery recently appraised on Block O north of Block I. The target is Tertiary sandstones of similar age to those in the discovery to the north. Drilling is to take 25 days followed by a sidetrack of similar duration.
PA Resources noted the likelihood that an appraisal well will be drilled on Block I later this year on the existing Diega discovery.