Kosmos Energy discovers gas at Greater Tortue project

40896576764 3827edb9a7 zKosmos Energy has announced that the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim-1 well (GTA-1), drilled on the eastern anticline within the unit development area of Greater Tortue, has encountered approximately 30 m of net gas pay in high-quality Albian reservoir

According to the American upstream oil company, the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project is on track to deliver first gas in the first half of 2022, and the well (which has been designed as a future producer) will be used to further optimise the development drilling plans for the BP-operated project.

Located offshore Senegal the GTA-1 well was drilled in approximately 2,500 m of water, approximately 10 km inboard of the Guembeul-1A and Tortue-1 wells, to a TD of 4,884 m.

The Ensco DS-12 rig, working on behalf of the operator BP, will now drill the Yakaar-2 appraisal well in Senegal, which is expected to spud in the coming weeks, before drilling the Orca-1 exploration well in Mauritania, which is expected to spud late in the third quarter.

Andrew G. Inglis, Chairman and CEO, said, “The GTA-1 well confirms our expectation that the gas resource at Greater Tortue Ahmeyim will continue to grow over time and could lead to further expansion of this world-scale 10 mtpa LNG project.”

“In addition, Kosmos’ process to sell down its interest to 10 per cent has received considerable interest from the industry, with initial bids expected over the summer, and transaction conclusion anticipated by year-end,” he added.

Partners in the cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project offshore Mauritania and Senegal include SMPHM, Petrosen, BP, and Kosmos.

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