ADDAX Petroleum reports the successful appraisal of, and addition to, its Kita Marine discovery offshore Nigeria on block OML123. The KTM-6 well, drilled with Transocean’s GSF High Island IX jack-up drilling rig, encountered an aggregate gross oil column of 52m (173ft) over four zones.
The KTM-6 appraisal well was drilled two kilometres to the south-west of the successful KTM-2ST1 exploration well. Both wells penetrated separate, but adjacent, fault blocks.
Flow tests were not performed, but Addax says pressure and fluid sample data indicate medium-gravity oil to be present, consistent with the approximately 30-degrees API Antan blend produced from offshore Nigeria block OML123.