Foxtrot International LDC, Abidjan, began production from its second platform on Block CI-27 offshore Ivory Coast. The company says the Marlin-B1ST well is producing 26° API crude at an average of 1,100 b/d through a 35/64-in. choke.
Sitting in 100 m of water, B1ST hit 62 m of gross pay in the Cenomanian interval at a total depth of 2,660 m (OGJ Online, Mar. 9, 2015).
Prior to startup of the well, RAK reported a 2015 average of 1,000 b/d of oil and condensates from Block CI-27. Gas production has averaged 145 MMcfd.
The Marlin platform was installed in April as part of a 4-year, $1 billion expansion project to bring Marlin and Manta fields on production. Four additional wells are planned.
RAK Petroleum, through Mondoil Enterprises LLC, holds one third ownership of Foxtrot International, which in turn operates Block CI-27 with 27.5% interest. Other partners on the block are Ivory Coast state oil company Petroci and Energie de Cote d’Ivoire SA.