Area Drilling

MauritaniaThickness of the oil column intersected by the Chinguetti-1 well on Area B offshore is now believed to be 120 m, not the 90 m announced in May 2001, said partner Hardman Resources NL, West Perth.Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Perth, operator, plans to complete depth processing of 3D seismic data and drill the Chinguetti 2 and 3 wells in late 2002-03, Hardman indicated.The 2002 program would also include one exploration well within 25 km of Chinguetti-1, which went to 2,620 m in 815 m of water 70 km off Nouakchott (OGJ, Apr. 9, 2001, p. 43). Hardman expressed confidence that Chinguetti holds sufficient reserves for an economic, stand-alone development providing the appraisal wells pan ...

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