MOROCCO: Chariot Annouces Gas Discovery at OBA-1 Well

Chariot Limited has announced the results from the drilling of the OBA-1 well on the Dartois prospect, the second of a two well drilling campaign, in the Loukos Onshore licence onshore Morocco (Chariot, operator 75%, ONHYM, 25%).

  • OBA-1 well was safely and efficiently drilled, on time and on budget, to a final measured depth
    of 901m through the target reservoirs.
  • Following comprehensive evaluation of the well data, including wireline logs, cuttings and gas
    data, preliminary interpretation:
    o confirms the presence of reservoirs over an interval of approximately 200m gross
    thickness, corresponding to the pre-drill targets; and
    o within which an approximate 70m gross interval of primary interest has been identified
    containing elevated resistivities coincident with elevated mud gas readings, indicating
    potential gas pays, with no water-bearing reservoirs identified.
  • Further post-drill analysis will be conducted in preparation for well flow testing which will
    determine the well productivity and the gas resource potential of the discovery.
  • The well will now be suspended to allow future rigless flow testing operations and potential use
    as a producer well and the rig will then be demobilised.

Duncan Wallace, Technical Director of Chariot commented:
“We are very pleased to report the successful drilling of the OBA-1 well at the Dartois prospect which
now concludes Chariot’s first onshore drilling campaign in Morocco and brings with it positive results
for the potential of the Dartois area.
We will now integrate the comprehensive data we have obtained from both the RZK-1 and OBA-1 wells
with recently reprocessed 3D seismic data to understand the resource potential of the Dartois area, to
confirm the optimal future work programme on the discovery and the impact on wider prospectivity
across the Loukos licence. Our two first wells have both been successful in confirming our geological
model for reservoir distribution and the presence of gas which bodes well for future exploration activity.
I would like to thank both our operational team, who once again have shown that that they can drill safe,
efficient and successful wells, and ONHYM for their ongoing support and partnership. Our focus on the
Loukos licence is to get any commercial discoveries to first gas as quickly as possible.
We now look forward to the offshore drilling campaign planned for Q3 2024, on the Anchois gas field,
with our new partners Energean, where we are looking to increase the development to over 1 Tcf.

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