Cairn Energy today confirmed it had made a commercial find offshore Senegal.
The firm’s SNE-2 well, which is 100km offshore in the Sangomar block and 1,200m deep, reached a planned total depth of 2,800m below sea level.
Drill-stem testing over a 12m interval “flowed at a maximum stabilised, but constrained rate of ~8,000bopd on a 48/64” choke, confirming the high deliverability of the principal reservoir unit in the SNE-2 well”, according to the firm.
Chief executive Simon Thomson added: “We are delighted with the results of the SNE-2 well and in particular the well tests, which are significant in demonstrating the ability of the reservoirs to flow at commercially viable rates. The results help to confirm the overall scale and extent of the resource base in Senegal and further appraisal activity is expected to lead to future revision of the estimates. We now eagerly look forward to the results of the SNE-3 well.”