Foxtrot Starts Production of crude Oil from second platform Offshore Cote D’Ivoire
Foxtrot international LDC the operator of block Ci-27 offshore Cote D’Ivoire announced today that they are commencing production from a second platform on the block.
The Marlin-B1ST well, this is the first in an initial five-well-drilling campaign to develop two previously discovered fields on the block, is currently flowing an average of 1,100 barrels per day of 25 degree API oil through a 35/64 inch choke. It encountered 62 meters of gross pay in the Cenomanian interval, an 18.5 meters section of this is oil bearing, of which a 6.4 meters section has being perforated. The well drilled in a 100 meters of water reached a total depth of 2,660 meters.
The new Marlin platform was installed in April 2015 as part of a 4-year USD 1 billion expansion program to bring the marlin oil and gas field and the manta gas field on production. The platform will double Block CI-27’s hydrocarbons treatment capacity and increase the reliability of gas deliveries, the platform on the Block has being in operation since 1999 and processes natural gas and liquids from the foxtrot and Mahi fields.
Drilling of the top holes of the remaining wells in this phase of the development program is ongoing. Gas production from Block CI-27 in 2015 through the end of the third quarter averaged 145 million cubic feet a day, production of oil and condensates averaged just below 1,000 barrels per day prior to startup of the new well.
Foxtrot international operates Block CI-27 with a 24 percent direct participation interest. Other partners in the Block Joint ventures are the State oil company Petroci SA (40%) SECI SA (24%) and ENERCI (12%).
Source: Your Oil and Gas News