ConocoPhillips updates West Africa drilling program

Offshore staff

HOUSTON ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has drilled the Kamoxi-1 exploration well in block 36 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola to a TD of 22,660 ft (6,907 m). The well will be P&A’d as a dry hole. 

“Although the Kamoxi well results were disappointing, we continue to see potential for this subsalt Angola play,” said Larry Archibald, senior vice president of exploration. “After plugging Kamoxi, we will spud a well on adjacent block 37, which will be the second wildcat in our planned four well exploration program in the Kwanza basin.

“We are also actively pursuing a wide range of other global exploration opportunities, including follow-up to the promising and recently announced FAN-1 well located offshore Senegal,” he adds. “A second wildcat in Senegal has commenced, and additional drilling activity in Senegal is being contemplated for late 2015 or 2016.”


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