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  • VAALCO has made arrangements to contract two offshore jackups for the drilling program offshore Gabon
    édité le 12/05/2008 - Plus de news de "Vaalco Energy" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Vaalco Energy"

VAALCO has made arrangements to contract two offshore jackups for the drilling program offshore Gabon
VAALCO has made arrangements to contract two offshore jackups for the drilling program offshore Gabon:

• The first rig will be used to drill three exploratory wells: an appraisal well for possible expansion of the Ebouri development project and two additional wells on newly mapped structures. These three wells have gross reserve potential additions in excess of 60 million barrels (approximately 15 million net barrels to VAALCO). Drilling on these wells will commence in September 2008 and the wells will be drilled back to back.

• The second rig will be used to drill development wells at Ebouri. The rig for the development wells will arrive in October 2008. This rig is larger than the one to be used for the exploration wells, as it must jack up over the platform to drill the development wells.

Onshore Gabon, VAALCO has committed to a rig to drill two wildcats with combined potential reserves of in excess of 30 million barrels. VAALCO has a 100% working interest in the onshore Mutamba block. Environment impact assessment studies are underway, with plans to build the drilling pads over the summer and commence drilling in December 2008.

VAALCO is participating with Century Exploration in a gas prospect on Block 48/25c in the British North Sea commencing in August 2008. The well is an offset to a former Shell gas discovery made in 1987. Recently acquired 3-D seismic data indicates the ability to get higher on structure than the earlier well, increasing the potential reserves to 60 Bcf. VAALCO will have a 25% interest in the well.

The Company is also moving forward on the planning for a well on Angola Block 5 during the first half of 2009. The consortium has identified four prospects and will high grade these into a drilling recommendation in the near future. Prospect reserve potentials range from 20 to 150 million barrels of recoverable oil and the Company has a 40% working interest in the block.

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