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Soco spuds exploration well offshore Congo-Brazzaville and completes onshore DRC seismic survey

07th August 2014

Soco International has announced that the Lidongo X Marine-101 (LXM-101) exploration well has been spudded in the Marine XI Block, located in the Congo Basin, offshore the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Soco spuds exploration well offshore Congo-Brazzaville and completes onshore DRC seismic survey
The LXM-101 well is located 23 kilometres north west of Pointe Noire in a water depth of approximately 45 metres

The LXM-1 well is designed to test the extension of an adjacent gas/condensate/oil field into the Marine-XI licence block.

The LXM-101 well is located 23 kilometres north west of Pointe Noire in a water depth of approximately 45 metres.

The planned total depth for the well is provisionally estimated to be 2,600 metres total vertical depth subsea (TVDss), although provision has been made to continue drilling to a maximum depth of circa 3,100 metres TVDss, terminating in the lower most part of the Djeno sandstone formation.

The well will be drilled using the jack-up drilling rig Noble Percy Johns, and is expected to take 35 to 45 days to drill.

Also, in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in July Soco completed a lake bed seismic survey of Lake Edward, after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals.

The acquired data will now be processed and interpreted. Work is ongoing to withdraw all the equipment and services used during the survey from the area under the supervision of the environmental authorities.

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