Fossil Energy – Morocco
Africa focused transitional energy company Chariot has made a significant gas discovery at the Anchois-2 well located in the Lixus licence offshore Morocco.
Chariot has a 75% interest and operatorship of Lixus in partnership with the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines which holds a 25% interest.
The Anchois-2 well has been safely and efficiently drilled to a total measured depth of 2,512m by the Stena Don drilling rig in 381m of water.
Comprehensive evaluation of the well has been undertaken through wireline logging, including petrophysical evaluation, subsurface formation testing including reservoir pressures and gas sampling, sidewall cores and well bore seismic profiles.
Preliminary interpretation of the data confirms the presence of significant gas accumulations in the appraisal and exploration objectives of the Anchois-2 well with a calculated net gas pay totalling more than 100m, compared to 55m in the original Anchois-1 discovery well.
Adonis Pouroulis, Acting CEO of Chariot, commented: “I am delighted to announce that Chariot, as well as conducting a successful appraisal well operation, has made a significant gas discovery at the Anchois-2 well which materially exceeds our expectations. We continue to conduct further analysis on the data collected from the well, but as it stands, we believe the result is transformational for the Company.”