The company acquired 2D seismic data during 2008-10, which was reprocessed with older 2D data prior to drilling.
The company is drilling the Ouguiya-1 well using the Saipem 5893 drilling rig. Its primary targets are Precambrian formations. The well is scheduled to be completed within second-quarter 2014.
The early Precambrian age prospect is in the Taoudeni basin in central Mauritania’s desert region, and 800 km inland from the Atlantic Coast.
RWE Dea holds a 30% interest in Block Ta10, which covers an area of 14,450 sq km. Repsol holds the additional 70% as operator.