BP finds more deep-water gas for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG

BP and Kosmos Energy have discovered more gas in the Greater Tortue development area, offshore Senegal.


The Ensco DS-12 drilled the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim-1 well (GTA-1) in 2,500 metres (8,202 feet) of water on the eastern anticline within the unit development area, ten kilometres (6.2 miles) inboard of the Guembeul-1A and Tortue-1 wells, and to a TD of 4,884 metres (16,023 feet).


The well, which encountered around 30 metres (98.4 feet) of net gas pay in good-quality Albian reservoir, will be retained as a future gas producer for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project, due to come onstream in the first half of 2022.


Kosmos chairman and ceo Andrew Inglis said: “The GTA-1 well confirms our expectation that the gas resource at Greater Tortue Ahmeyim will continue to grow over time and could lead to further expansion of this world-scale 10-MTPA LNG project.


“In addition, Kosmos’ process to sell down its interest to 10% has received considerable interest from the industry, with initial bids expected over the summer, and transaction conclusion anticipated by year-end.”


The Ensco DS-12 will next drill the Yakaar-2 appraisal well off Senegal, followed by the Orca-1 exploration well off Mauritania, expected to spud in late-September.


Other partners in the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project are SMPHM and Petrosen.


Source: Offshore Magazine