Congo-Brazzaville: SOCO spuds Marine XI wildcat

By OGJ editors

SOCO International has spudded the Mindou Marine-1 exploratory well on the Marine XI block off Congo-Brazzaville.

The ENSCO 5003 semisubmersible is to drill to 3,400 m below mean sea level targeting the presalt Toca carbonate reservoir in a combination structural-stratigraphic trap. The well is the first of a two to three-well program on the Marine XI and XIV blocks and will fulfill the Phase 2 drilling commitment on the XI block.

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