Genel Energy says that a Petroleum Agreement and Association Contract has now been signed with the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) regarding the Lagzira block (75% working interest and operator).
The Agreement is for a full eight-year exploration term (in three exploration periods), with attractive
The Lagzira block (formerly Sidi Moussa) is a large offshore licence, in water depths of 200-1,200
metres, with a proven petroleum system following Genel’s 2014 SM-1 well, which recovered oil from
the Upper Jurassic reservoirs.
New multi-azimuth broadband 3D seismic acquired in 2018 by Genel resulted in a significant uplift and
improvement in subsurface imaging, and prospects have been high-graded, with follow on potential
in the wider area. The data has highlighted new plays and provided an enhanced understanding of the
SM-1 well result.
In total, 18 prospects and leads have been identified, with over 2.5 Bboe mean recoverable
prospective resource potential and individual prospects estimated at 100-700 MMbbls each.
Genel has launched a process to find a partner to take a material equity position and jointly pursue
the exploration programme in the block, with the opportunity to drill and test one of the high-graded