Drilling starts on offshore Cameroon well

rig mike baird flickrThe well, located approximately 56km off the coast of Cameroon, has an estimated target depth of 4,200 metres true vertical depth sub-sea (TVDSS) and will be drilled in a water depth of approximately 1,600 metres. (Image source: Mike Baird/Flickr)Murphy Cameroon Ntem Oil Company has begun drilling operations on the Bamboo-1 well, offshore Cameroon, using the fifth-generation semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Confidence

Sterling Energy has a 50 per cent non-operated working interest in the Ntem Concession, and Murphy will pay Sterling's share of drilling costs.

The well, located approximately 56km off the coast of Cameroon, has an estimated target depth of 4,200 metres true vertical depth sub-sea (TVDSS) and will be drilled in a water depth of approximately 1,600 metres. Drilling operations are anticipated to take approximately 60-70 days.

The primary objective of the Bamboo-1 well is to harness 422mn barrels of oil and 4.8bn cubic metres of gas, a total of some 450mn barrels of oil equivalent.

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