Kosmos Energy discovers LNG potential offshore West Africa

offshore rig sculpiesThe well's gas resource is expected to strengthen a world-scale LNG project in the Tortue West structure, according to Kosmos Energy chairman, Andrew G. Inglis. (Image source: sculpies)Kosmos Energy has announced that its successful appraisal of Ahmeyim and Guembeul gas offshore Mauritania and Senegal

Situated offshore Mauritania, around five kilometres northwest and 200 metres downdip of the basin-opening Tortue-1 discovery well in around 2,800 metres of water, Ahmeyim-2 was drilled to a total depth of 5,200 meters, according to Kosmos Energy.

"Ahmeyim-2 is our fourth successful exploration and appraisal well and continues our 100 percent success rate in the outboard Cretaceous petroleum system offshore Mauritania and Senegal, further demonstrating that Kosmos has opened a world-class hydrocarbon province,” said Andrew G. Inglis, chairman and chief executive officer.

“With this well, we believe we have proven sufficient gas resource to underpin a world-scale LNG project in the Tortue West structure alone. The combination of the resource size and quality continue to support our view that Tortue is a competitive source of LNG and we are working towards commercialization.”

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