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Bowleven prepares for February spud of Bomono well onshore Cameroon

21st January 2015

Bowleven has announced encouraging progress at its two-well exploration drilling programme on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon

Bowleven has announced encouraging progress at its two-well exploration drilling programme on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon
During the first exploration phase of the permit, the group acquired 500 kilometres of 2D seismic and a full set of surface samples for geochemical analysis

At the Zingana well site, civil engineering activities have been completed and the first surface casing string has been driven in place.

Engineering activities continue with the preparation of the second well site, Moambe.

Under the lump sum drilling contract, AODL is responsible for the provision of the rig, equipment and ancillary services.

AODL is now assembling the rig which will be integrity tested prior to commencing drilling operations.

The first well, Zingana, is now due to be spudded in February 2015 following some minor logistical issues which have now been resolved.

The Bomono Permit is located in the onshore extension of the Douala Basin. The acreage is characterised by numerous surface oil seeps but is largely unexplored by modern exploration methods. Multiple Tertiary and Cretaceous prospects and leads have been identified.

Wells drilled in the 1950s and surface oil seeps proved an active hydrocarbons system within the Permit.

During the first exploration phase of the permit, the group acquired 500 kilometres of 2D seismic and a full set of surface samples for geochemical analysis.

An extensive update to the interpretation, mapping and volumetrics has been completed and evaluation has revealed multiple prospects and leads with both Tertiary and deeper Cretaceous aged targets identified.

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