Africa Hydrocarbons spuds Tunisia well

oilwell tunisia-ianca justin sxc.huBHN-1 is the first exploration well on the Bouhajla Permit. (Image source: Ianca Justin/ listed exploration company Africa Hydrocarbons has begun drilling the BHN-1 oil well on the Bouhajla Permit onshore Tunisia

BHN-1, the first exploration well on the permit, spud last week and is currently drilling at a depth of approximately 325 metres, company sources said.

The well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 2,545 metres in a bid to evaluate a Cretaceous Abiod oil target on the Bouhajla North prospect.

The prospect is geologically analogous to the Sidi el Kilani oilfield, located 25km east, which has produced approximately 48mn barrels of light oil to date.

The well is expected to take four to six weeks to reach the total depth.

John Nelson, president of Africa Hydrocarbons, said, “We are excited our first high-impact well in Tunisia is now drilling ahead. This key well will provide significant information related to the hydrocarbon potential on our acreage.”

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