Chariot Ltd. completed front-end engineering and design (FEED) on key components of the Anchois gas development project within the Lixus license area, offshore Morocco.
The FEED was initiated in June 2022. In conjunction with subsurface development studies, FEED confirms individual components of the initial development. These components include three initial subsea producer wells, one of which is Anchois-2 drilled by Chariot in 2022 with multi zone completions enabling gas recovery across multiple stacked sands (OGJ Online, Mar. 21, 2022).
Other components in the FEED include subsea infrastructure (SURF and SPS) to deliver hydrocarbons from wells to onshore through a subsea flowline with control via an umbilical, future expansion capabilities to tie-back additional wells, onshore central processing and delivery of treated gas and condensate with an initial capacity of 105 MMscfd, and an onshore gas pipeline to deliver gas via the Maghreb Europe gas pipeline (GME). A tie-in agreement to GME has been signed.
In addition to the FEED, an environmental and social impact assessment is progressing, with onshore and offshore environmental baseline surveys finalized. Development drilling planning is ongoing to further evaluate the potential of an additional 754 bcf of 2U prospective gas resources. Targets identified have an independently assessed geological chance of success of 49-61%. A field development plan is being finalized for award of the production concession.
Chariot is operator of Lixus (75%). Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) holds the remaining 25%.