First Marlin field well goes online offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Offshore staff

ABIDJAN, Côte d’IvoireFoxtrot International LDC has started up a second platform on block CI-27 offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

This was installed in April under a four-year, $1-billion program to develop the Marlin oil and gas field and the Manta gas field.

It should double block CI-27’s hydrocarbons treatment capacity and increase reliability of gas deliveries, Foxtrot added. The first platform, processing natural gas and liquids from the Foxtrot and Mahi fields, began operating in 1999.

Marlin-B1ST, the first of five planned development wells, is flowing 1,100 b/d of 26° API oil through a 35/64­­­­-in. choke. It encountered 62 m (203 ft) of gross pay in the Cenomanian interval; an 18.5-m (60.7-ft) section of this interval was oil bearing, of which a 6.4-m (21-ft) section has been perforated.

Water depth is 100 m (328 ft).

Gas production from the block has been averaging 145 MMcf/d (4.11 MMcm/d), with output of oil and condensates hovering just below 1,000 b/d prior to startup of the new well.

Foxtrot International operates the concession in partnership with state oil company PETROCI, SECI, and ENERCI.


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