Gambia Offshore Well – FAR Hires Schlumberger to Provide Drilling Services
FAR has awarded Schlumberger a bundled services contract for the forthcoming Bambo-1 well offshore The Gambia. All the equipment will be delivered either to the drillship Stena IceMAX or FAR’s operations base at the Port of Dakar, Senegal, ahead of the planned spud in late October/early November.
The scope covers the supply of drilling fluids and cement for drilling operations and the rental of the wireline services and logging equipment for the well.
Other contracts for key services are in place, with long-lead materials and equipment on order and drill pipe already delivered to the Dakar shore base.
FAR expects to shortly award contracts for helicopter services and marine support vessels to transport crew and equipment to the drillship.
In its latest results update, FAR also revealed that it is working with PetroNor, the new operator of the Sinapa (block 2) and Esperança (blocks 4A and 5A) licenses offshore Guinea-Bissau to finalize the 2022 work program and budget by the end of October. As a result, FAR aims to farm down its interest with the commitment well due to being drilled before October 2023.
The partners are reviewing a potential well location for the 2023 campaign with the Atum prospect as the main drilling target.
PetroNor is also assessing the commerciality of the shallow-water, 13.4-MMbbl Sinapa discovery, and the West and East Sinapa prospects (potentially 72 MMbbl combined) for joint development with Sinapa.