Bowleven has revealed that Zingana, the first in a two-well exploration programme on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon, has discovered hydrocarbons
The well, drilled to its planned total depth of 2,000 metres and logged, encountered hydrocarbons in the Paleocene (Tertiary) aged reservoir intervals and detailed log evaluation is currently being undertaken, the Africa-focussed oil and gas company said.
The rig that drilled Zingana would now be moved to the second planned well — Moambe — in the company’s 2015 exploration programme, which is located just over 1.6 km east of Zingana.
CEO Kevin Hart said, “We are encouraged by the well results to date at Zingana. The evaluation of log and well data acquired at Zingana is continuing and we are now looking forward to drilling the second exploration well in the programme.”
Bowleven is the operator in the Bomono Permit, which is located in the onshore extension of the Douala Basin, and holds a 100 per cent interest in the site.