BP announce major gas find offshore Senegal

15850580769 d8894a5099 b(Image source: Bureau of Safety and Environment/Flickr)Yakaar-1 exploration well result confirms potential scale of the petroleum system offshore Mauritania and Senegal

Bernard Looney, BP Upsteam chief executive officer, commented “Yakaar-1 follows the earlier exploration success that led to the Tortue discovery and further confirms our belief that offshore Senegal and Mauritania is a world-class hydrocarbon basin. This discovery marks an important further step in building BP’s new business in Mauritania and Senegal. We look forward to results from the additional exploration wells planned for 2017.”

BP along with joint venture partner Kosmos Energy announced today a major gas discovery offshore Senegal. BP and Kosmos will be drill stem testing the Tortue discovery in mid-2017 and will now drill 3 additional exploration wells over the next 12 months offshore of Senegal and Mauritania.

The Yakaar-1 exploration well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 4.700 KM in nearly 2.550 KM of water in the Cayar Offshore Profond block by the Atwood Achiever drillship.

The Yakaar discovery, coupled with the Teranga discovery, creates the foundation for a further LNG hub in the basin.

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