Northern Petroleum Plc announce that on 9 September 2011 Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) issued a news release stating "that the Zaedyus exploration well (GM-ES-1), offshore French Guiana, has made an oil discovery having encountered 72 metres of net oil pay in two turbidite fans. Results of drilling, wireline logs and samples of reservoir fluids show that the well has encountered good quality reservoir sands on prognosis.
The objective of the Zaedyus well was to
test whether the Jubilee-play, successfully established in West Africa,
was mirrored on the other side of the Atlantic. This discovery
therefore opens a new hydrocarbon basin within which several
neighbouring prospects have been mapped. This result also reduces the
exploration risk associated with Tullow's prospect inventory offshore
French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. An appraisal programme and
extensive follow-up exploration activities will now be considered.
Zaedyus well is being drilled in the Guyane Maritime licence using the
ENSCO 8503 deepwater semi submersible. The well was drilled in water
depths of 2,048 metres and has been drilled to a depth of 5,711 metres.
Drilling operations will now continue and the well will be deepened to
over 6,000 metres to calibrate the deeper geology. The well will then
likely be sidetracked to enable cores to be obtained over the reservoir
Tullow (27.5%) operates the Guyane Maritime
license and is partnered by Shell (45%), Total (25%) and Northpet
(2.5%), a company owned 50% by Northern Petroleum plc and 50% by Wessex
Angus McCoss, Tullow's Exploration Director, commented today:
discovery at Zaedyus has proved the extension of the Jubilee-play
across the Atlantic and made an important new discovery in French
Guiana. Tullow has built a commanding and unique acreage position in
South America and this result marks the start of a significant and
potentially transformational long-term exploration and appraisal
campaign in the region."
Derek Musgrove, Managing Director of Northern Petroleum Plc, also commented today:
has been and continues to be an adventurous well both in terms of
petroleum geology and technical operations challenge in over 2000
metres of water. It has taken some time, but we are beginning to feel
that the results are encouraging.
It is a pleasurable
experience to be working in an exploration group with Tullow, Shell and
Total encountering and overcoming the operational challenges. I trust
that we have gained some useful experiences to apply in the future
offshore Italy where our interests are greater."
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