This will test objectives similar to those that delivered the company’s Kronos discovery.
During 3Q, work finished on the 30,000-sq km (11,583-sq mi) 3D Esmeralda survey over offshore blocks COL 1, 2, 6, and 7. This was the company’s largest 3D survey to date and one of the largest worldwide.
In block CI-103 off Cote d’Ivoire, a drillstem test followed successful appraisal drilling at the company’s deepwater Paon oil and gas discovery.
Maximum stable flow rates (equipment-constrained) were 9,000 b/d and 21 MMcf/d.
Deliverability was in line with expectations and an ongoing interference test has confirmed reservoir connectivity.
In offshore blocks CI-527 and CI-528, Anadarko’s Pelican-1X well (along trend to Paon) intersected around 70 ft (21.3 m) of net oil pay in two separate intervals.
Another well, Rossignol-1X, on block CI-528 encountered well-developed sands and roughly 15 ft (4.6 m) of net oil pay on water.
Anadarko and its partner are currently evaluating a 2017 exploration program for the Côte d’Ivoire acreage.