BowLeven respuds D-1 wildcat off Cameroon

BowLeven PLC, Edinburgh, has respudded its D-1 exploration well on Block MLHP 5 off Cameroon because of mechanical and well-control problems at the first location.

Apr 27th, 2007

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, Apr. 27 -- BowLeven PLC, Edinburgh, has respudded its D-1 exploration well on Block MLHP 5 off Cameroon because of mechanical and well-control problems at the first location.

The well is to reach 10,000 ft TD in 8 weeks to target Upper Miocene channelized turbidite sands that could be similar to hydrocarbon-bearing formations found by Noble Energy 10 km downdip in the 0-1 Belinda discovery in Equatorial Guinea (OGJ Online, July 7, 2006).

The original D-1 location was 37 km from a power plant at Limbe, which is proposed as a hub for gas exports to Equatorial Guinea and its LNG plant under construction on Bioko Island (OGJ Online, Feb. 19, 2007).

BowLeven has a 100% interest in Cameroon's Etinde permit area, which holds three shallow-water blocks: MLHP 5, MLHP 6, and MLHP 7. They cover 2,300 sq km in the Rio del Rey and Douala basins.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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