The two (2) well program, scheduled for Q1 2023, will be off the coast of Gabon and has an estimated total campaign duration of 90 days.
CNOOC International – through its CNOOC West Africa Holdings Limited affiliate – holds a 100% working interest and is the operator in Blocks BC 9 and BCD 10, offshore Gabon.
In 2014, a large deepwater gas discovery on the BCD 10 licence was announced following the drilling and appraisal of the Leopard-1 well, located approximately 145 kilometres off the Gabon coast. Multiple pre-and-post-salt prospects and leads have been identified with high exploration potential.
“Stena Drilling are delighted to secure this repeat business with CNOOC and look forward to working with CNOOC to complete this campaign,” the company said in a statement