Kosmos: Well signals more Tortue potential

Results of the BP PLC Greater Tortue Ahmeyim-1 well offshore Senegal confirm expectations that the discovered resource in the area “will continue to grow over time,” said Andrew G. Inglis, chairman and chief executive offer of Kosmos Energy, a partner.

Jul 1st, 2019

Results of the BP PLC Greater Tortue Ahmeyim-1 well offshore Senegal confirm expectations that the discovered resource in the area “will continue to grow over time,” said Andrew G. Inglis, chairman and chief executive offer of Kosmos Energy, a partner.

Drilled on the eastern anticline in the unit development area of Greater Tortue, the well encountered 30 m of net gas pay in a high-quality Albian reservoir. The Ensco DS-12 drillship drilled the well, designed as a future producer, to 4,884 m TD in 2,500 m of water.

The rig next will drill the Yakaar-2 appraisal well in Senegal, followed by the Orca-1 exploration well in Mauritania.

The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project, on which partners reached final investment decision last December, is on track to start up in 2022, Kosmos said in a press release.

First-phase development includes a 2.5-million-tonne/year nearshore floating liquefaction facility on the Senegal-Mauritania border (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2018).

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