the Italian oil and gas company Eni Group found a major Oil discoveries 2021, oil field in the CI-101 block off the coast of Côte d’Ivoire.
The block is operated by Eni Group and has a 90% stake, while Petroci Holding holds a 10% stake.
Eni said on Wednesday that the discovery well had been drilled in the Balehn exploration area. Baleine-1x found light oil (400°API) at two different formation levels. An assessment plan will assess the significant upside potential of the overall structure of the CI-802 block, which is also operated by Eni Group and participates in the exploration phase.
The well was drilled by Saiem 10000 rigs at a depth of about 60 kilometers from the coast and about 1200 meters, with a total depth of 3445 meters in 30 days.
The positioning of the baline-1x well is based on a comprehensive analysis of a wide range of 3D seismic data and the study of the Ivory Coast sedimentary basin region.
The implementation of state-of-the-art technologies, including intelligent cable formation testing and fluid sampling, confirms Santonian and Cenomanian/Albi The existence of a lightweight oil-bearing section, Low Cenomanian/Albian levels show scattered to good reservoir characteristics, and production tests have been successfully carried out.
In addition to the evaluation project, Eni and Petroci Holding will also launch research on the rapid development of the Baleine oilfield. Preliminary estimates indicate that the potential of the discovery is 15 to 20 billion barrels of oil and 1.8 to 2.4 trillion cubic feet (TCF) accompanied by gas.
Baleine-1x is Eni first exploration well drilled in Ivory Coast. In addition to the CI-101 block, Eni also has four other blocks in the deep water area of Côte d’Ivoire: CI-205, CI-501, CI-504 and CI-802, all of which are controlled by Petroci, the same partner.