FAR Limited said the first appraisal well to be drilled on the SNE field offshore Senegal has been spudded.
The SNE-2 well will be drilled in approximately 1,100 metres of water and drilled to a total vertical depth subsea of 2,770 metres before an evaluation program including logging, coring and flow testing is undertaken.
FAR Limited said drilling has started to appraise the SNE oil discovery offshore Senegal.
Three wells will be drilled back to back in a program estimated to be completed in the middle of next year.
The company said both the SNE-2 and SNE-3 appraisals will be logged, cored and flow tested.