Australian Operator FAR says the targeted spud date to drill the Bambo-1 exploration well offshore The Gambia is Nov. 13.
Exceed’s a wells management team in Aberdeen is supporting planning and execution of the well, with Schlumberger providing various services, and the shore base for the project, in Dakar, Senegal, is ready to support the drilling activities.
The drillship Stena IceMAX will arrive in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands later this month before mobilizing to drill the Bambo-1 exploration well offshore The Gambia.
The Bambo-1 exploration well is designed to drill vertically stacked targets with combined prospective resources of 1,118 MMbbl.
Bambo is a shallower reservoir not tested during drilling to north offshore Senegal. Soloo extends the hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in the adjacent Sangomar oil field, while Soloo Deep is in two additional horizons, also not penetrated during the Senegal campaigns.
Although Soloo Deep has a lower chance of success, the volumes are potentially higher, FAR added.
The company also continues to assess other prospects in offshore blocks A2 and A5 (Jobo, Jatto, and Malo) and to consider opportunities for additional acreage in the event of success.