US oil firm Kosmos Energy said today that it would redrill a well off Suriname after encountering “shallow bore hole stability issues” with its first effort.
Dallas-headquartered Kosmos said the new well had been “reconfigured” to address those issues.
It expects to start drilling Anapai-1A imminently with results expected early in the third quarter.
Kosmos’ share of the costs incurred to date on drilling the Anapai well is about $20million.
Kosmos (50 percent) is the exploration operator of Block 45 and is joined by its partner Chevron (50 percent).