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Kosmos finds oil offshore Equatorial Guinea



Kosmos Energy have announced an offshore discovery at the S-5 well off the coast of Equatorial Guinea.

The Maersk Voyager drillship was used for the exploration well offshore Equatorial Guinea
(Image via Maersk)

The well was drilled to a target depth of 4,400 metres in approximately 800 metres of water, and encountered 39 metres of net oil pay in good-quality Santonian reservoir. It was drilled by the Maersk Voyager drillship.

“The S-5 well was fast-tracked based on new 3D seismic acquired in 2018 and was Kosmos’ first infrastructure-led exploration (ILX) well drilled in Equatorial Guinea,” a statement from the company said.

The well is located within tie-back range of the Ceiba FPSO
(Image via Kosmos Energy)

The project is part of an infrastructure-led exploration program that targets areas where Kosmos has existing production and midstream capacity to be able to use subsea tiebacks for new developments. This well is located within the tie-back range of the Ceiba FPSO, and Kosmos have said that work is now ongoing to establish the scale of the discovered resource and evaluate the optimal development solution.

They hope that the tieback capabilities will enable them to deliver first production in under 18 months.

“We are very excited about the results of the S-5 well, the first well drilled in this ongoing exploration campaign,” said Oil Minister Gabriel Obiang Lima.

“The discovery is a strong validation of our strategy to replace oil reserves by exploring the highly prospective oil basins like Rio Muni.”

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