DRC 2011 offshore drilling campaign launched with Libwa 12

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 26 Sep 2011 13:15
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The shallow-draft Hercules H260 RIG arrived in DR Congo the 1st of September for a drilling campaign that is expected to last approximately six months.

This is a major milestone for the DRC subsidiary, with the first offshore drilling operation since the Perenco takeover of the offshore operatorship in July 2004.
The planned campaign will consist of three new wells, one re-entry and one heavy work-over.

The first well, the challenging LIB-12 dual lateral well is being drilled to unlock the southern part of the Libwa field. The campaign will then continue with MIB-19, targeting attic oil in the mature Mibale field followed by an appraisal well in Misato (MIS-4), one re-entry (LUBI-1X) and a heavy workover in Libwa (LIB-11).

It demonstrates Perenco's commitment to exploit offshore undeveloped oil reserves in difficult reservoirs.

The wells' selection and the launch of this campaign are a direct consequence of the good teamwork between the subsidiary and the Headquarter support departments: Geosciences (London) and Drilling & Completion (Paris).

The drilling campaign has been launched while the SW1 is still in work-over operation and with the addition of one onshore rig, three pulling units and a hydraulic frac set-up in simultaneous operation, resulting in the highest activity rate for the subsidiary since Perenco's arrival in DRC in 2001.

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