Ophir Energy has concluded drilling operations on the Okala-1 well in the Mbeli Block offshore Gabon. Ophir has a 50% net operated interest.
The well was drilled by the Vantage Titanium Explorer drillship to a depth of 4,229m MD targeting Cretaceous sands in the pre-salt section. The well encountered a thick section of Aptian salt as prognosed and well developed sandstones in the Gamba and Dentale formations.
However, there were no significant hydrocarbon shows in the target reservoirs. Ophir's share of the Okala-1 well costs was partially covered by carries from the Company's joint venture partners.