Jacket installed for Ivory Coast platform

Foxtrot International LDC, Abidjan, has installed the jacket for a platform that will support development of Marlin oil and gas field and Manta gas field on Block CI-27 offshore Ivory Coast.

Foxtrot International LDC, Abidjan, has installed the jacket for a platform that will support development of Marlin oil and gas field and Manta gas field on Block CI-27 offshore Ivory Coast.

The firm, which operates a joint venture exploring and developing the block, also has spudded the Marlin North 1 well to test potential of Cenomanian strata north of Marlin field. The well, in 60 m of water, is to be completed in January.

The new platform will be the second on the block. The first, supporting production from Foxtrot and Mahi fields, now yields averages of 145 MMcfd of gas and 1,000 b/d of oil and condensate.

Foxtrot expects production to begin in 2015 at undisclosed rates from Marlin field, which it discovered in 2007. Manta is a 1981 discovery of the former Phillips Petroleum Co.

RAK Petroleum PLC, which owns 33.33% of Foxtrot International through Mondoil Enterprises LLC, reported the jacket installation in an announcement of the pro rata absorption by JV partners of a 12% interest previously held by Energie de Cote d’Ivoire SA (ENERCI).

New interests are Foxtrot International and SECI, 27.5% each, and state-owned PETROCI, 45%.

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