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Lukoil drills new offshore well in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire


Published Apr 3, 2014
Lukoil in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

LUKOIL Overseas (operator of LUKOIL Group's overseas upstream projects) has completed drilling its first offshore exploration well, Capitaine East-1x, at block CI-101 in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.

The well penetrated through 140 meters of sandstone from a Turonian formation. The survey confirmed the presence of hydrocarbons, indicating the oil potential of the area.

The Capitaine East-1X well target depth exceeds 5,200 m; the water depth at the well location exceeds 2,000 m. Drilling was conducted using the Eirik Raude, a 5th generation self-propelled semi-submersible drilling rig.

Tags: Lukoil Overseas




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