RWE Dea spuds first exploration well on Mauritania block

RWE Dea AG, along with partner Repsol SA, spudded the Ouguiya-1 well in Block Ta10 in Mauritania. The well is slated for completion in second-quarter 2014.

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.

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