Cairn Energy today said its fourth Senegal appraisal well confirmed reservoir extensions, spanning more than 5km.
Chief executive Simon Thomson said: “We have now drilled four successful appraisal wells in Senegal and we are delighted with the results to date of the multi-well evaluation programme, which has confirmed the scale and potential of this world class asset.
“Operations in Senegal have been safely conducted and are ahead of schedule and substantially under budget. We have gathered a very large volume of data from operations to date and we look forward to progressing our long-term, multi-field, multi-phase exploitation plan to maximise value in Senegal. We see clear potential to access additional cost savings from the current lower operating environment in respect of planned future activity.”
The well confirmed an extension of reservoirs in the eastern extent of the SNE field, more than 5km to the east and down dip of SNE-3.
It also confirmed oil bearing Upper Reservoir sands of similar quality to those encountered as gas bearing elsewhere in the field, 08m of continuous core taken across the oil bearing reservoir interval with 100% recovery and a correlation and presence of the principal reservoir units between each of the wells across the whole field.