SAGD study due for Dome Flore deposit

A Malaysian investment concern will take over as license operator and conduct a study of the Dome Flore heavy oil deposit in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal and Guinea Bissau, West Africa.The private Markmore Energy (L) Ltd., owned by Tan Sri Halim Saad, will fund a year’s study of the 1,699-sq-km block with an eye toward using steam-assisted gravity drainage on an estimated 800 million bbl of 10-13° gravity oil in place in shallow Oligocene reservoirs in 50 m of water 70 km offshore (OGJ Online, July 30, 2003).Canadian consulting engineers would study the feasibility of employing SAGD, which Sterling Energy said “has achieved recovery rates above 40% in heavy oil operation...

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