Oil indications reported from Lideka East well offshore Congo

Offshore staff

LONDON – SOCO International says the Lideka East Marine-1 well (LDKEM-1) has encountered oil offshore Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).

The well on the Marine XI block targeted a postsalt structure, updip from the Lideka Marine-1 well that found shows of oil in the Sendji formation. SOCO had mapped a four-way dip closed structure, interpreting those shows to be associated with a potential oil-water contact in the structure.

LDKEM-1 was drilled to a TD of 2,008 m (6,588 ft). Oil is present in both the Upper Sendji and intra-Sendji 3 intervals, as indicated by oil shows and wireline logs. Initial analysis suggests 50 m (164 ft) of net pay in the Upper Sendji, and preparations are under way to drillstem test the intra-Sendji 3 interval.

SOCO also plans further evaluation and mapping of the prognosed oil reservoir in the Upper Sendji, with untested updip potential eastward from the drilled location.


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


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...