RAK Petroleum PLC said Marlin and Manta gas fields offshore the Ivory Coast were brought on stream following completion of a 4-year, $850-million development by operator Foxtrot International LDC, Abidjan, on Block CI-27.
Production from the two fields follows installation of a platform in 110 m of water and the drilling of one exploration and seven production wells.
Gas production from Block CI-27 reached an average of 170 MMcfd during August, accounting for more than 75% of the Ivory Coast total gas production. Oil and condensate production averaged 3,000 b/d.
In 2015, gas production from the block averaged 145 MMcfd while liquids production averaged 1,140 b/d.
The block’s first platform has operated since 1999 processing gas and liquids from Foxtrot and Mahi gas fields (OGJ Online, Mar. 9, 2015).
Foxtrot International sad it has identified significant gas reserves and contingent resources on Block CI-27 across four producing fields, including lower and upper Turonian intervals in Marlin field.
A reserves certification study by an independent petroleum engineering firm is expected to be completed shortly, RAK Petroleum said.
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 (ENERCI).