Dry hole for SOCO in Mindou Marine

Offshore staff

LONDON, UK – The Mindou Marine 1 exploration well off Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) has not encountered hydrocarbons, according to SOCO International.

The well was drilled in the Marine XI block, reaching a total measured depth of 3,515 m (11,532 ft). Target reservoirs were carbonates and sandstone of the pre-salt TOCA and Djeno formations.

SOCO’s next well in its current program will target the Cretaceous interval above the salt layer on the Marine XIV block. This is targeting resources of 40 MMbbl, and should take around 30 days to drill.

The final, contingent well will be either a 70 MMbbl Cretaceous target in the Marine XI block, or a follow-up appraising the Vandji potential in Marine XIV.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...